---- Throne Speech: now Gov't must move to action
The Speech from the Throne was delivered against the backdrop of devastating flooding in B.C. that claimed lives, livelihoods, and homes and destroyed critical infrastructure. In the recent election, the federal government put forward a strong climate agenda, some of which was reiterated in today’s speech.
Encouraging was the zero-emission vehicle mandate that will support the government’s target of ensuring all new car sales are zero-emissions by 2035. We look forward to how that will be implemented.
The Governor General reinforced key commitments to 100% clean electricity and to capping oil and gas sector emissions. Now it must be followed up with implementation. That means bringing provinces, territories, municipalities, and Indigenous nations together to put climate at the centre of all decisions and actions.
We’re past debating how and why we must fight the climate crisis. The government must get down to action.
Merran Smith, Clean Energy Canada