Our recommendations for the Government of Canada
Strengthen Canada’s Emissions Reduction Plan so that it lines up with the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act in order to clarify and identify the path to carbon neutrality by 2050;
Officially adopt the target to reduce GHG emissions by 45% by 2030 and model how this can be achieved;
Boost Canada’s contribution to global climate finance; and
Propose a national adaptation strategy that is commensurate to the crisis and focuses on resilience.
Build on the government’s commitments to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies, both in Canada and internationally.
Our recommendations for the Government of Quebec
Propose a new climate target commensurate with Quebec’s historical responsibility and financial means, accompanied by credible modeling;
Contribute to the international climate justice effort by pledging to financially compensate developing nations for loss and damage, as Scotland did at COP26;
Announce its willingness to develop a climate change adaptation plan.
Begin work on a plan for the sectoral and regional transitions necessary to decarbonize Quebec, in partnership with affected workers and communities;
Take a leadership role within the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance and invite other jurisdictions to join.
Mobility and development
Shift the conversation from electrification as the primary strategy for sustainable mobility to promoting key action plans under the Sustainable Mobility Policy 2030 and the National Policy for Architecture and Land Use Planning;
Announce ecofiscal measures to meet the challenges of financing mobility;
Take more ambitious action on light-duty vehicle electrification by adopting a target of 100% of zero-emission vehicle sales by 2030.