While the challenge of reducing carbon emissions is overwhelming, with well-crafted plans, we have the capacity to achieve this critical goal while maintaining good-paying jobs and addressing global climate change.
Canada possesses a wealth of potential to combat carbon emissions. By leveraging our abundant renewable energy resources, such as wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal power, we can transition towards a greener energy mix. This shift not only reduces our carbon footprint but also creates a myriad of new employment opportunities in the renewable energy sector.
By fostering innovation and supporting clean energy initiatives, Canada can position itself as a global leader in the fight against climate change. This technological advancement will not only generate new sustainable jobs but also attract investments and contribute to a healthier planet.
Collaboration among government, businesses, workers, and communities is vital. Implementing effective policies, promoting sustainable practices, and providing incentives for emission reductions will foster a collective effort towards achieving our carbon reduction targets. By impacted stakeholders from various sectors, we can work to ensure a just and inclusive transition that safeguards livelihoods and promotes economic prosperity.
Canada can demonstrate that environmental stewardship and economic prosperity are not mutually exclusive. Through a comprehensive plan focused on renewable energy, technological advancement, and stakeholder engagement, we can pave the way for a sustainable future while preserving good-paying jobs and addressing global climate change. Together, we can make a difference.
Change is guaranteed, justice is not. We cannot continue exploitive economic transitions that leave people out. We need permanent and comprehensive collaboration between labour, employers, and governments to build a clean economy that is sustainable and meets people’s needs.
Today’s workers are experiencing this change. Workers in the oil sands have seen the number of jobs per barrel of oil continue to decline while record profits are being made in far away boardrooms. They’ve seen increases in automation and they’ve seen all the stories about the demise of their sector. They rarely see anything that includes them in the future.
These workers need bridges to the low-carbon economy. The workers that manufactured the automobile took horses and buggies or walk to work. It doesn’t happen overnight, but it will happen faster that we are expecting.
Bill C-50 – An Act respecting accountability, transparency and engagement to support the creation of sustainable jobs for workers and economic growth in a net-zero economy.)
It is crucial that our governments understand and consider the impacts on workers and communities when acting to address climate
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