By Marc-André Viau, director of government relations - Équiterre, Julia Croome, lawyer - Ecojustice, Caroline Brouillette, national policy manager - Climate Action Network Canada and Andrew Gage, lawyer - West Coast Environmental Law.
« Amid the climate chaos of the past year, including killer heat waves, disastrous flooding, and choking wildfires, it can be hard to remember that we had a pretty significant climate win in June 2021: the passage of the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act (NZEAA, or the Act).
NZEAA establishes the legal foundation Canada desperately needed: consistency in climate governance. The Act requires that government set short-term emissions-reduction targets to chart an ambitious path to net-zero by 2050 based on the best available science. »