Today we made a submission to government on a pan-Canadian climate change framework.
Blue Green Canada believes that a sustainable economy must provide good jobs and protect the environment, not one or the other. We support efforts by our federal and provincial governments to meet the aggressive targets in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, aimed at keeping the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and the aim to limit the increase to 1.5°C in order to significantly reduce the risks and the impacts of climate change. We recognize that these targets require transformative changes to the lives of Canadians and to the Canadian and global economies. An important first step toward this change is for Canada’s climate change plans to recognize the need for the transition to a low carbon economy to be a just transition.
In our submission we share ideas on a variety of issues the pan-Canadian Climate Change Framework must address. Several of our member organizations have also submitted comments and policy suggestions to help shape the pan-Canadian framework. Collectively we would like to continue to engage our federal, provincial, and local governments on the urgent actions that must be taken to address climate change and transition to a low carbon economy.