Climate change is an undeniable fact and is causing a serious impact on the social, economic, and environmental aspects of our communities, in addition to detrimental health effects. Since climate change is a global issue, it needs a global solution and all countries must come together so that massive changes can be made simultaneously. It is noteworthy that Canada alone is responsible for a very small percentage of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (between 1-2%) yet has one of the world’s highest per capita emission factors at 15.6 tonnes per capita. If the whole world does not act together, we will find it very difficult to make a meaningful difference. We need to build our national climate plan keeping in mind of our own as well as global situation with new measures to achieve a net-zero emission future of Canada without seriously compromising our economy.
We believe in adopting scientific-based GHG emissions reduction targets for 2030, that will help in pursuing efforts to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Climate change will disproportionately impact indigenous communities due to geography. We believe in working with indigenous communities to develop projects with their involvement and understanding to mitigate climate change. Centrist Party of Canada will work to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 by supporting innovation, clean technology investments and embracing sustainable systems.
To help achieve the 2030 emission goals and net zero emissions by 2050; Centrist Party of Canada believes that climate change is not a partisan issue, and we will be working with all other political parties to develop and implement a comprehensive climate action plan. We will devise programs by engaging the community, subject matter experts, economists and relying on science-based facts.
CENTRIST CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
For a comprehensive understanding, we describe effect of the changing climate from three main aspects.
- SOCIAL ASPECTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
- ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
- ECONOMIC ASPECTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
DEVELOPING ADAPTATION MEASURES
Adaptation measures can be taken at national, regional, and local levels. We will invest significant resources in adaptation measures in agriculture, fishing, building flood defences, adapting building codes, choosing to protect endangered trees, and forestry practices less vulnerable to storms and fires etc. from the impact of climate change.
- FOCUS ON OTHER GHG SOURCES
- RESTORE CARBON SINKS GLOBALLY
- TRANSITION FROM COAL TO NATURAL GAS
- INVESTING TRANS MOUNTAIN EXPANSION PROJECT REVENUES IN CLEAN ENERGY
- EXPORTING NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY
- SUPPORT RESEARCH ON NEW TECHNOLOGY
- DECREASING EMISSION IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
- BUILD CLIMATE RESILIENCE INTO INFRASTRUCTURE.
- PROMOTING CANADA AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIAL GOVERNANCE (ESG) THOUGHT LEADER
- DOMESTICS OIL/GAS INDUSTRY
- SCRAP CURRENT FEDERAL CARBON TAX