Jens Wieting
Jens Wieting is Sierra Club British Columbia’s forest and climate campaigner. He works primarily on increasing protection for the Great Bear Rainforest and Clayoquot Sound, and to raise awareness about global warming impacts on ecosystems and species habitat. Prior to coming to Canada, Jens worked as a tropical forest campaigner for a German environmental organization, and for the German development co-operation in a rainforest conservation project in Nicaragua. He studied land-use planning at the Technische Universitaet Berlin.

Entries by Jens Wieting

Sorry B.C., You're not a Climate Change Leader

(4) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 1:36 PM

If you live in British Columbia you might think that our province is a climate champion, because you heard it from our government. Last month, for example, the provincial government sent out a bold press release touting B.C. as a world leader in climate action. The release highlighted...

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B.C. Must Step Out Of Canada's Carbon Shadow

(2) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 8:47 PM

Wind power generation in Southern California (photo: Jens Wieting)

The challenge the world is facing is simple to describe.

Either a majority of nations will join the emerging climate champion club in force, or too many naysayers will remain on the...

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Great Bear Rainforest Will Win With Extra Time

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 1:52 AM


As of March 31, 2014, the milestone date agreed on five years ago, it's clear that the final steps of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements for healthy rainforest and healthy communities will take several months longer than originally planned.


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Can We Save Clayoquot Sound?

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 1:33 PM


First day of logging road blockades in Clayoquot Sound, July 5, 1993 (photo: M. Cummings)

Twenty years ago, on July 5, 1993 was the first day of logging road blockades to protect the ancient forests of Clayoquot Sound from being clear-cut. In the following...

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Enbridge Pipeline Puts Hope For A Better World At Stake

(8) Comments | Posted January 20, 2013 | 1:20 AM

The Northern Gateway proposal by Enbridge threatens not only one of the last wild places on the planet but also historically rich First Nations cultures and a globally celebrated conservation plan. It also threatens the hope many of us have to save our planet from dangerous global warming. This is...

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Why Canada Could Still Lead the World to Climate Action

(11) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 3:56 PM

Seeing the world heading towards global warming Armageddon is particularly painful to watch from Canada. With each mega-drought, record ice melt or super storm, our federal government appears to be more determined to obstruct climate progress, both domestically and abroad. International efforts to...

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Why We Don't Need Carbon Cowboys

(4) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The controversial geo-engineering and salmon restoration project off the coast of Haida Gwaii received more international criticism this month. It was probably dangerous for marine life and likely useless to fight global warming. A plankton bloom resulting from iron fertilization can cause biological upheaval and doesn't provide with...

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Can a Single B.C. Forest Change the World?

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2012 | 12:06 PM

On June 20, representatives from more than 100 governments will meet for the Rio+20 summit in Brazil to discuss and hopefully agree on a meaningful version of "The Future We Want" -- the title of the draft agreement currently being negotiated.

Despite many disagreements, there is emerging consensus among...

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