Give our children a future: the moral and legal obligation of the Government of Canada to act on climate change

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 2:24:04 AM



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UTEA 'Give our children a future' report on climate change

A report, Give our children a future: the moral and legal obligation of the Government of Canada to act on climate change, released today, suggests that the Government of Canada discriminates against young people by its inaction when it comes to climate change policies. The report was written and published by the students of the University of Toronto Environmental Action (UTEA), with assistance from the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights in the Faculty of Law under the supervision of faculty members Cheryl Milne, the Asper Centre's director, and Douglas Macdonald, Senior Lecturer at the School of the Environment and advisor to UTEA. The report addresses the Government of Canada, and makes specific recommendations on how to proceed to meet its climate change objectives under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and international laws that protect children's rights.

Read the 'Give our children a future' report on the UTEA website