The Copenhagen Climate Conference is very hot - but the Canadian government is blowing very cold, insisting that Canada can not do more to reduce our huge carbon footprint without harming the economy.
But is this really true? Last month, the David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute published "Climate Leadership and Economic Prosperity", the first Canadian study to examine the regional impacts of a strong climate policy on employment and the economy.
They found that with strong federal and provincial policies, Canada can meet the 2020 emissions reduction target designed to keep the global temperature from rising by more than 2°C and still have a strong growing economy, a quality of life higher than Canadians enjoy today, and continued steady job creation. Despite this positive message, the report received some very polarized and negative media attention.
This month's BCSEA Climate & Energy Solutions Webinar featured Matt Horne and Josha MacNab from the Pembina Institute presenting the report's findings, with a specific focus on BC.
The BC Sustainable Energy Association invites you to attend a monthly Climate and Energy Solutions Webinars to learn about important sustainable energy developments and climate solutions. Log in through your computer's web browser to see and hear the presentations.