Right now, Canada's path to net-zero emissions is being debated at the federal level and there is a small window of opportunity to have your say. Bill C-12, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, is the government's attempt to put this into law - it's a good start, but there is widespread consensus that it needs to be much stronger.
What can you 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. Members of Parliament (MPs) and members of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development are the only ones who can strengthen the Bill now. Need some encouragement to take this on? Here are two members of the FOK network talking from the heart about why it's so important for parents to take this on:
Why does this matter?
Because it's globally acknowledged by scientists and politicians alike that the next 10 years are crucial to avoid catastrophic changes from global warming. To have any hope of keeping global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees, we need to eliminate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the year 2050 AND we need to be halfway there by 2030.
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. And check out members of the FOK network talking about why Bill C-12 is a big deal, here.