Corporate climate justice: A conference for fossil fuel accountability

Two days of learning, strategizing and collaboration on the art of holding fossil fuel companies accountable for climate change


The Corporate Climate Justice Conference will bring together 80–100 activists, researchers and campaigners from movements that have focused on fossil fuel companies.

Increasingly climate campaigns have begun to challenge the profits and profitability of the fossil fuel industry—with the emergence of divestment, increased shareholder activism and efforts to hold fossil fuel companies responsible for the costs of climate change. Indigenous Communities have first-hand experience with shareholder and risk-creation directed at specific companies, and are increasingly focused on both climate and local harms.

The conference will largely draw folks from British Columbia, but will bring in campaigners and thinkers from further afield with particular expertise in relevant climate science, corporate accountability/liability, strategic research, messaging and campaigning. We anticipate a relatively small number of well-informed participants, but who come from a range of different backgrounds and movements, to allow us to dive deep in our efforts at collaboration.

We are charging a modest registration fee to assist with the costs of meals and the venue, on a sliding scale. Please select the registration fee appropriate for you. No one will be turned away for lack of funds: if you require the fee to be waived entirely, please email Thi Vu at: [email protected]

A modest budget is also available to assist with travel subsidies for people outside the Lower Mainland area who would not otherwise be able to attend. Please click here to request help with travel costs.

If you know someone with first-hand knowledge of how to hold fossil fuel companies accountable who should be invited to this event, then please click here to suggest their name and to tell us about them.

Corporate Climate Justice is hosted by the Corporate Mapping Project/Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, West Coast Environmental Law, Greenpeace Canada, UBC350 and The Leap.

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 9am–5pm (evening event TBC)
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 9am–3pm
*Full detailed program coming soon.
VanDusen Botanical Garden
5151 Oak St
Unceded Coast Salish Territories: xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)
Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
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Will you come?

$100.00 — folks from organizations
$50.00 — unaffiliated individuals & unincorporated/minimally resourced organizations
$25.00 — students & low-waged