Friday, February 19, 2016

Web-based public consultation on a new British Columbia Climate Leadership Plan is launched

             B.C. Climate Leadership Team GHG emission forecast
B.C. government is currently working on a new Climate Leadership Plan, which is due out this spring. Environment Minister Mary Polak released the report of the province’s Climate Leadership Team, which members included experts from the business, academic and environmental communities as well as representatives from the provincial government, First Nations and local governments.
 Recently the province kicked off a second 60-day, web-based public consultation for the long-awaited plan. This is a critical opportunity to rally public support for ambitious new actionsB.C.’s greenhouse-gas emissions totalled 64 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2013. In 2008 British Columbia became the first jurisdiction in North America to adopt an economy-wide carbon tax, which can serve as a model for the rest of the world.  Read more at