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To reduce emissions, action needed on Canada's climate plan

 

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"Although the federal government has developed a comprehensive plan, we need to make sure these aren't just words on a piece of paper. They need to turn into responsible action," said David Suzuki Foundation science and policy director Ian Bruce. "The federal government has the chance to pass laws and regulations, but the window to show leadership is now."

"The development of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change marked a major milestone," Bruce said. "We agree with the commissioner's assessment that the government must now shift into action mode and follow through on these promises to reduce our emissions."

To meet Canada's 2030 emissions reduction targets, the federal government must:

"It's concerning that the federal government has not prepared our communities to withstand the impacts of climate change and extreme weather," Bruce said. "Climate change is more than just an environmental issue. This is an economic and security issue that affects people everywhere, from the biggest cities to the smallest towns. It's too urgent to ignore. This is the federal government's moment to turn Canada's climate plan into climate action."

Media contact:

Emily Fister, Climate and Clean Energy Communications Specialist
604-440-5470

Lisa Gue, Senior Science and Policy Advisor, attended the briefing by the Environment Commissioner in Ottawa
613-914-0747


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