To the Yukon Legislative Assembly:
This petition of the undersigned shows:
THAT The Yukon is currently in a declared climate emergency, and
THAT the Yukon Liberal Government's policy document Our Clean Future states that "We will make informed decisions that respectfully bring together traditional, scientific and local knowledge and Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being. (Specifically we will amongst other actions):
Leadership 2. Incorporate a climate change lens into the decision-making process for major Government of Yukon policies, programs and projects by 2021, and
Leadership 13. Launch a Yukon-wide information or social marketing campaign in 2021 that will educate Yukoners on greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy, climate change adaptation,
and other topics and highlight what Yukoners can do to support climate change initiatives".
THEREFORE we the undersigned members of For Their Future Yukon, a local chapter of For Our Kids and concerned Yukon residents ask the Yukon Legislative Assembly to urge the Yukon Government to:
Incorporate a climate change lens into all Government of Yukon decision-making processes for policies, programs and projects now because even small ticket items can have significant climate consequences. So we urge that such a lens must include estimated greenhouse gas emission numbers, and if such estimates indicate that greenhouse gas emissions will be increased, then the question must be asked "What alternative measures are there which would reduce such emissions to carbon neutral or better?" and that the justification for the decision be included.
In consultation with the promised newly formed Yukon Climate Leadership Council, launch the promised information and social marketing campaign outlined in section L13 so that we can all make sufficiently informed climate-related decisions that will help us to meet the Yukon's commitment to reduce GHG's by 45% over 2010 levels by 2030