You will find in this section examples of achievements showing that progress is made such as new laws, standards, and norms that support more compassionate and more ecologically responsible practices on the Planet. You will also find reports and research findings that either indicate progress on the path towards greater ecological balance, or provide guidance for such.
Indigenous Women in Forest Protection
Indigenous women are leading forest conservation efforts.
Switzerland Bans The Boiling of Live Lobsters
Switzerland has banned the commercial boiling of live lobster. GentleWays for OurPlanet is committed to making this practice illegal in Canada.
Canada passes law banning holding dolphins and whales in captivity
GentleWays for our Planet supports the principle of leaving wild animals in their natural habitat. And, of course, it’s also our moral responsibility to protect their habitat. Wild animals belong not in circuses, zoos or in private homes. They belong in their natural...
Consumption-based emissions are under our control!
A recent report, The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5°C World, showed that for cities in North America, Europe and Oceania, consumption-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are larger than sector-based emissions, in some cases three times larger. According to the...
Letter to Mr. Jim Watson Mayor of Ottawa
Dear Mr. Watson, I’m writing about a global initiative I hope Ottawa will be part of in the near future. It’s C40 Cities, a Climate Leadership Group that connects more than 90 of the world’s leading cities with commitment to take ambitious climate action and build a...