An urgent call to the B.C. Government
Three years ago, B.C. was known as a climate leader. But its current climate plan doesn’t address the escalating emergency.
We call on the B.C. government to recognize the alarm that people are feeling as the climate crisis directly impacts communities and our health. Deadly heat waves, floods, wildfires and costly infrastructure damage — these climate-related impacts are unprecedented and intensifying. The CleanBC climate action plan is insufficient to limit warming to 1.5 C and avert the worst impacts of climate change. We need urgent and bold action that responds to the climate emergency and recognizes the interconnected climate, ecological and social crises; embeds equity and social justice at its core; and upholds Indigenous title and rights.
Following a devastating summer when wildfires, heat domes and more were felt throughout the province, it’s time for B.C. to treat climate change like the emergency it is. Do more, faster and execute without delay the missing parts of the climate plan. B.C. can’t afford to turn its back on climate leadership.
Ian Bruce, Deputy Executive Director
To respond to the climate emergency, the B.C. government must act quickly to undertake these actions and implement the rest of the climate plan:
The climate emergency offers an opportunity to generate new, vibrant economic and social wealth as we transform where our energy comes from and how it is used.
Every person, business, industry and government has a role to play. Let’s make sure British Columbia does its part.