It's time for Canada to lead the fight against climate change
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The federal government is currently making major decisions that will determine our ability (or inability) to meet Canada’s climate targets under the Paris Agreement. This is no small task. Please send this email to help encourage a truly robust national climate strategy.
We have the tools, technology, ideas, innovation and policies to meet our climate targets and to build a clean economy that will create long-term jobs throughout the country, reduce extreme weather events, improve human health and reduce boom-and-bust cycles in the energy sector.
Last year, Canada took a leadership role at the UN climate convention in Paris, pushing to hold the global rise in temperatures to well below 2 C. But, with leadership comes responsibility, and it is now up to Canada to show other nations what action looks like on the road to a carbon-free future.
People power is working! The petitions, social media, emails, phone calls to MPs, rallies, direct action, town halls and marches are getting the attention of decision makers in Ottawa. As a result, we have seen some concrete action:
- - National price on carbon
- - National phase-out of conventional coal power by 2030
- - Federal investment in transit and transportation infrastructure
With this in mind, we need to keep pushing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna for more action.
The clock is ticking. We must demand bold climate action.
If you want to do more, end a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Click here to make it easy!
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