Climate Action in B.C.
Here in B.C., we must do our part to tackle the growing climate crisis, from the provincial government to businesses, as communities and as individuals.
Sierra Club BC has used the best available science to produce The Future is Here, a report outlining a clear and comprehensive path for B.C. to tackle climate change. Learn about our 10-step plan for climate action in B.C. in our new report The Future is Here.
In 2015, the provincial government convened a Climate Leadership Team to provide recommendations on an updated Climate Action Plan for B.C. In June 2016, Sierra Club BC’s executive director wrote to the Premier calling on her to be bold in taking climate action and making a series of climate recommendations. In August, the new B.C. Climate Plan was revealed. Read our response.
Putting Fossil Fuels to the Test
As part of our climate action campaigning, we advocate for a the B.C. and federal governments to implement a climate test to measure proposed energy projects against their climate impacts.
This will involve consideration of the proposals’ emissions, from extraction to transportation to eventual consumption, and whether there are more climate-friendly alternatives. If a proposal doesn’t pass the test, it doesn’t go ahead.
Read our climate action recommendations and sign the petition today!
The Future is HERE!
Do you know that green jobs currently outnumber those in the tar sands? That’s right – More than 23,000 Canadians now work in clean energy jobs and the sector keeps growing. Some of these jobs are already happening in your community!
Sierra Club BC, in association with the BC Sustainable Energy Association and other local groups, visited communities across the province with the Future is HERE! Alternatives Tour to promote these exciting green initiatives and talk with people about local climate solutions.
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