Fall Campaign 2022

Do you ever wonder where the raw materials for the batteries of electric vehicles and cellphones come from?

Men, women and children in Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo, clean minerals which are used for the green energy transition. Photo: Jacques Nzumbu SJ.

Events with our guest speaker, Fr Jacques Nzumbu SJ:

1) Green Justice Speaking Tour

- Winnipeg - Oct 16, 1-2:30 pm CT
- Ottawa - Oct 26, 6:30-8 pm ET
- Guelph - Nov 22, 6:30-8 pm ET
- Toronto/Online - Nov 23, 7-8:30 pm ET

Learn more and register.

2) Youth for Others - Social Action Days

- Hamilton
- Ottawa
- Toronto

3) School presentations:

- St Paul's High School
- St James Catholic High School

4) Other presentations:

- St Paul's College
- Carleton University
- Canadian Council on International Law

CJI's 2022 Fall Campaign focuses on ensuring that the solutions we come up to address climate change do not worsen the inequality between the Global North and South.

The shift from society's reliance on fossil fuels to renewable energy is meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address the issue of climate change. However, the boom in the renewable energy industry and the green transition has exacerbated the inequality between the Global North and South. Human rights abuses have been documented in the supply chains of consumer products such as electric vehicles and solar modules.

In Canada, the lack of mandatory human rights due diligence legislation has created a situation where the extractive industry operates in the Global South with impunity. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Canadian mining companies, in search of minerals needed for the production of batteries,  violate human rights through unjust labour practices, cause environmental harm and impact the health of communities.

Let us ensure that the green shift is a just transition.

What you can do:

  1. Bring a friend to one of our speaking tour events in Winnipeg, Ottawa, Guelph and Toronto or attend one online.
  2. Write to your Member of Parliament (MP) and ask them to support mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence legislation.
  3. Write a social media post about why a just green energy transition is important to you and tag CJI.

Support CJI and our Jesuit partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Featured projects:
Climate change mitigation and adaptation

Ms Selestine Ekka leads youth in planting trees in Bahnatanger, India. Photo: Lok Manch

India – Lok Manch
Building climate-resilient communities

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Farmers produce organically grown food at Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre in Zambia. (Photo: J. Cafiso/CJI)

Zambia – Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC)
Organic farming and sustainable livelihood

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Featured projects:
Human rights

Leoncia and other local leaders speak out against alleged human rights abuses committed by a Canadian mining company against their communities in the Dominican Republic. Photo: Centro Montalvo.

Dominican Republic – Centro Montalvo
Human rights defence

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Fr Melo at a pro-democracy gathering in Honduras (Photo: Radio Progreso-ERIC)

Honduras – Radio Progreso-ERIC
Human rights defence

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