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Karri Munn-Venn

Senior Policy Analyst at Citizens for Public Justice. Focus on climate justice and poverty elimination.

Karri Munn-Venn is a policy analyst at Citizens for Public Justice, a national organization of members inspired by faith to act for justice in Canadian public policy. Follow Karri and her colleagues on Twitter @karrimunnvenn and @publicjustice.
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Canada's Climate Plan Is Only A Starting Point For Serious Climate Action

It's been a year since Canada returned from Paris victorious. And now, the first ministers have delivered Canada's climate plan. This is no doubt, a historic development. For the first time, Canada's climate target is backed by an actual plan. And this plan is supported by (almost) all of the provincial and territorial premiers. Unfortunately, however, that's about where the good news ends.
12/13/2016 03:20 EST
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Praying For Creation

In a 1989 letter, the late Dimitrios I, the leader of Eastern Orthodox Church, urged the global church to make September 1 a day "when prayers and supplications should be offered for all Creation and...
09/01/2016 01:19 EDT
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The First Ministers' Climate Declaration Falls Short

During the fall election, the federal Liberals committed to meet with the provinces within 90 days of COP21 negotiations in Paris to "develop a carbon pricing policy." This highly anticipated First Ministers' Meeting took place last week in Vancouver. Much like the Paris Agreement itself, the Vancouver Declaration may have been the best consensus we could have reasonably hoped for. But also like Paris, it doesn't go nearly far enough.
03/11/2016 10:30 EST
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The First Ministers' Climate Declaration Falls Short

During the fall election, the federal Liberals committed to meet with the provinces within 90 days of COP21 negotiations in Paris to "develop a carbon pricing policy." This highly anticipated First Ministers' Meeting took place last week in Vancouver. Much like the Paris Agreement itself, the Vancouver Declaration may have been the best consensus we could have reasonably hoped for. But also like Paris, it doesn't go nearly far enough.
03/11/2016 10:30 EST
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Climate Justice As A Matter Of Faith

The engagement of faith communities in the work of climate justice is important as it brings added dimension -- both moral and spiritual -- to an issue once considered the purview of environmental science alone. As institutions of faith, churches have significant resources at their disposal.
12/07/2015 05:46 EST
Steve Allen

Your Vote Will Determine How Canada Takes on Global Climate Change

There is a lot to consider as we approach October's federal election. But most of all, we're frightened about the potential devastation of the Earth itself. This federal election is especially important because Canada's next Prime Minister will represent us at the 21st UN Framework on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris at the end of this year -- barely one month after our new government is chosen.
09/17/2015 08:18 EDT