David R. Miller
David Miller is the President and CEO of WWF-Canada
David Miller is the President and CEO of WWF-Canada. He is a well-known advocate for environmental and economic sustainability. He was the Mayor of Toronto, Canada from 2003 to 2010 and Chair of the prestigious C40 Cities from 2008 to 2010.
Someone recently asked me if I knew what watershed I lived in. I live in the Humber River watershed. My wish for Canada Water Week is that every Canadian across the country knows which watershed they live in.
The announcement, of a secretly negotiated bilateral commitment to new emissions reduction targets between the world's two largest carbon emitters -- China and the U.S. -- is a powerful political signal that evading action on climate change is no longer credible. But how will Canada respond?
11/13/2014 06:04 EST
As Canadians, we are incredibly lucky to live in a country with so much natural wealth, but we're taking that for granted. We're placing huge demands on the planets' resources, ranked 11th per capita in the world. If everybody in the world lived like Canadians, we would require 3.7 planets to meet our needs -- clearly, this is not sustainable.
10/03/2014 09:25 EDT
The People's Climate March is this Sunday, September 21 in New York City and in cities across Canada. I am going to be in New York, along with hundreds of thousands of other people representing over 1,000 organizations. The message is: we need action today!
09/17/2014 05:30 EDT
We have chosen to focus our efforts on one of the most critical -- and most debated -- aspects of offshore drilling: the ability to stop a ruptured well from gushing crude oil into the Arctic Ocean in a timely fashion. For us, this is the most risky, most troubling issue that could arise, as illustrated in WWF's recent Beaufort Sea oil spill modelling research.
09/11/2014 05:25 EDT
Today, we're releasing new research that explores how oil spills from a range of sources would travel through the region, and the likelihood of it spreading different distances.These results provide critical information to shape decisions on Arctic development.
07/25/2014 12:52 EDT
On Canadian Rivers Day, I joined my neighbours to learn more about Toronto's largest watershed, the Humber, thanks to the Loblaw Water Fund.
07/09/2014 12:25 EDT
The risk to this place posed by Enbridge's Northern Gateway project is both serious and unmanageable. I have sailed along the Great Bear's channels. Even in a calm season it is apparent, those waters are as treacherous as they are precious. It is not a question of if an accident will happen, but a question of when and how bad.
06/18/2014 08:30 EDT
On May 26, 300 scientists from across Canada sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper asking him, in the strongest possible terms, to reject the Joint Review Panel's report recommending approval of the Northern Gateway oil pipeline project. Today this letter will be sent. Will it influence the decision Harper ultimately makes?
06/11/2014 12:30 EDT
World Oceans Day, celebrated across the globe on June 8, is Canada's brainchild. The Canadian government proposed the concept in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. This makes Monday's news of Canada's significant ocean protection shortcomings, courtesy of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society's report, all the more hard to swallow.
06/08/2014 10:27 EDT
This month, in fact any day now, the federal government will make its decision on the Northern Gateway pipeline. There is a strong chance that it will make this decision based on a deeply flawed report delivered by the Joint Review Panel (JRP).
06/03/2014 12:30 EDT
We are a province known for water. We are the Wet Coast. We are the rainforest. We are salmon filled rivers that inspire
05/07/2014 05:42 EDT
Kitimat, situated at the heart of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline project, is holding a municipal vote this week on the recommendation to green-light the project. Why it is happening and why Enbridge is so involved are two good questions. Why this matters to you, is a third.
04/09/2014 12:49 EDT
In Canada, we have every reason to take an international leadership position on this issue. There are deep cultural connections between whales and our coastal communities -- and economic ones too. Whale watching has grown exponentially in recent decades, part of a global $2.1 billion (U.S.) industry.
04/03/2014 05:23 EDT
This year we're using the "moment of darkness" that Earth Hour gives us to think about the changes we're seeing and the changes we want to see. Moreover, Earth Hour is our chance to choose that better future, to stand up for what we believe in.
03/26/2014 12:17 EDT
Despite the best efforts of citizens and watershed groups actively caring for their local waters across the country, we have no consistent way to measure water health. That leaves us in the dark, unprepared to do what's necessary to care for our waters. It leaves us without the information we need to understand the impacts and trade-offs of development decisions, restoration projects and legal reforms.
03/21/2014 11:39 EDT
Improving the way we fish and grow seafood is critical to the survival of some of our planet's most threatened marine and freshwater species and environments. But a national sustainable seafood day is also a critical reminder that even through our everyday choices in what food we buy, we can have a profound impact on the future of life on our planet. And nowhere is that more true than at our fish counters.
03/11/2014 12:38 EDT
This morning, I was proud to shake Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson's hand and congratulate the City of Edmonton on being named Canada's Earth Hour City Capital for 2014.
03/07/2014 06:01 EST
Canada has actually become an international leader in the fight against "pirate" fishing. Shouldn't we be demanding that same level of leadership from others? Shouldn't we be at the table pushing for an agreement that makes strong, legally-binding environmental legislation the foundation for a prosperous and sustainable global economy?
01/16/2014 05:31 EST
We are dismayed, together with our eminent Canadians for the Great Bear and thousands of others by the report of the Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel (JRP) which regrettably recommends the approval of the Enbridge pipeline proposal. Everyone who depends on this ecosystem, from fishing and tourism industries to First Nations communities, would be affected. We have seen, in the case of the Exxon Valdez disaster, that the damage will be profound and long-lasting. Have we really not yet learned this hard lesson? When something is priceless, you do not let anyone place it at risk.
12/20/2013 12:12 EST
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