- Protections for wetlands, farmland, animals and drinking water
- Electrify our transportation system
- Pollution pricing and decreased greenhouse gas emissions
- Create jobs and reduce pollution with green buildings and infrastructure
- Help communities adapt to climate change
Climate change is costing us billions. Nature’s response to our pollution is like a tax on everything.
Most scientists say we must be carbon neutral by 2050. This is far beyond the province’s current commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. Current provincial plans are a start but are simply not good enough. To make matters worse, other legislation often contradicts efforts to combat climate change – like long term energy policies that don’t account for climate change goals. We need profitable plans to solve climate change, and for GHG reduction to be a priority across all ministries. Time and money is wasted when government programs and spending plans undermine climate obligations.
Our plan starts by moving forward with a price on carbon pollution that will put money in your pocket. Money collected from a carbon fee will be distributed directly to individuals and households as a dividend cheque. We also need to address all sources of carbon pollution in buildings, transportation, and industry, maximize nature’s carbon storing ability, and help communities adapt to our changing climate. Let’s get going.
“Climate change, the loss of prime farm land, the rapid decrease in biodiversity, and fire sale of our nature resources are not acceptable. Polluters must pay for their destruction and the parties that allowed for this to happen must be held accountable. We only have one planet to live on and we must steward it with compassion and care.” – Robert Kiley