Right now, Canada's path to net-zero emissions is being debated at the federal level and we have a small window of opportunity to have our say about it.
Why does this matter?
Because it's globally acknowledged by scientists and politicians alike that we need to eliminate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the year 2050 in order to have any hope of keeping global warming from rising more than 1.5 degrees. The sooner, the better.
Bill C-12, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, is the government's attempt to put this into law. It is open right now for amendments, and there are some key changes that would make the Bill much stronger, giving us a much better chance of meeting the target of net-zero by 2050.
The infographic below highlights some of the changes that are needed - to learn more, here's some excellent background information from the For Our Kids Toronto team.
Who can change the Bill?
Members of Parliament (MPs) and members of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.
So what can we do?
Talking to your MP is the most influential step you can take. Let them know you support the intent of the Bill but that it needs work.
Here's a super-quick link to send an email to your MP. It will automatically be sent to all members of the Standing Committee as well.
And check out members of the FOK network talking about why Bill C-12 is a big deal, here.
Ready to take it further? More actions here