What is Bill C-12?
Bill C-12, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, is the government's attempt to put the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 into law. It's not perfect, but it's a start, and it's close to being passed.
What's the issue?
The Bill is being stalled in the House of Commons, and is in danger of not making it through the process before the House starts summer recess on June 23.
What can you do?
Be part of the democratic process! Let your MP know you want this Bill passed before the summer recess. If your MP is a member of the PC party, it's even more important to send this message, as that is the party that's stalling the Bill.
We have a template email you can send to your MP and to party leaders.
Need some encouragement?
Here are two members of the FOK network talking from the heart about why it's so important for parents to take this on:
And here is Dr. Kelly Martin of Pour Nos Enfants/For Our Kids Montréal and Mères au Front, testifying to the standing committee about why this law is needed:
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. And check out members of the FOK network talking about why Bill C-12 is a big deal, here.