Équiterre welcomes the federal government’s new Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act.
"It’s significant that the Canadian government now recognizes the need for greater accountability and transparency in the fight against climate change," says Marc-André Viau, Director of Government Relations at Équiterre.
This legislative progress, long called for by environmental groups, will help to better structure the work that must be done by Canadian governments in the coming years to confront the climate crisis and to get the country to carbon neutrality for 2050.
There was a glaring need for Canada to change its approach to climate action, considering that the government has never been able to achieve the climate targets that they had set over the past few decades. It should be noted that this is the first time the government's climate targets have been enshrined in law.