A world-class law for urgent, powerful climate action
We are so close to securing a landmark climate law that will ensure a healthier, safer future for everyone in Canada.
In November 2020, the federal government tabled the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act (Bill C-12). If passed, it will provide the foundation to get Canada to net-zero emissions by 2050.
The current version of the bill represents an important step forward in the fight against climate change. But it needs to be strengthened to ensure it will be up to the task of holding politicians to account for delivering Canada’s climate commitments.
Now all political parties must work together in Parliament to address these issues in Bill C-12
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has warned that we have less than a decade to prevent climate disaster. Canada needs a climate law that ensures a rapid reduction in our emissions of carbon pollutions by 2030.
Bill C-12 doesn’t have a 2025 target. Politicians must be accountable for reducing emissions in the crucial next five years.
The federal government needs to listen to scientific experts and rely on their expertise to make plans, set targets and evaluate progress through ongoing impact reports.
The bill must require the federal government to work with provinces, industry and Indigenous peoples to develop and implement plans to achieve their emission targets.
Thanks to the collective efforts of climate activists, members of the public, and environmental organizations like Ecojustice, we now have the foundations for a solid climate law on the table.
But to avert climate catastrophe we must pass the strongest possible version of this law.
Tell your elected officials: Work together to strengthen and pass Bill C-12.