Canada’s Prime Minister reaffirms Canada’s commitment to meeting the Paris Climate Agreement with massive green initiatives in excess of $15 Billion.
As we continue to address the challenges of today and the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Canada remains focused on meeting the tests of the future. Climate change is the biggest long-term threat of our generation, but it is also the greatest economic opportunity.
The Canadian governments willingness to accelerating action to fight climate change and rebuilding a more sustainable and resilient economy, will enable job creation and opportunities for Canadians, while also ensuring cleaner air and water for our kids and grandkids.
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada’s strengthened climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy, which will help achieve our economic and environmental goals.
“As we continue to address the impacts of COVID-19 and ensure our strong economic recovery, we must also continue to fight climate change for the good of Canadians, our economy, and our planet. Canadians don’t have to choose between clean air and good jobs. This strengthened climate plan will help us build a healthier, fairer, and more resilient future that we can be proud to pass on to our children and grandchildren. ”The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.
The proposed plan, supported by an initial $15 billion in investments, will make life more affordable for Canadians, make communities more livable, and, at every turn, focus on creating jobs, growing the middle class, and supporting workers in a stronger and cleaner economy.
The plan’s measures will:
- Make the places we live and gather more affordable by cutting energy waste.
- Make clean, affordable transportation and power available in every community.
- Continue to ensure pollution isn’t free and households get more money back.
- Build Canada’s clean industrial advantage.
- Embrace the power of nature to support healthier families and more resilient communities.
Canada’s strengthened climate plan builds on continuing work with provinces and territories through the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (PCF), which was released in 2016. When coupled with the PCF, the strengthened plan will do more to cut pollution in a practical and affordable way than any other climate plan in Canada’s history.
This means Canada will exceed the 2030 Paris Agreement emissions reduction target and establish the building blocks to get to net-zero by 2050. The proposed plan will also enable Canada to be an active and constructive player in the global fight against climate change.