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). After a long delay, it is finally heading to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development for review and amendments.
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 committee to make crucial amendments that ensure Bill C-12:
Requires detailed plans that show what specific climate measures governments will take to achieve Canada’s carbon targets.
Imposes real accountability on the federal government for reducing Canada’s emissions.
Protects the independence of the federal government's advisory body so that it is focused on what the science says is necessary, not what is politically feasible.
Canadians are ready for bolder, more ambitious climate action. A strong climate law with real accountability is how we get there.
To avert climate catastrophe we must pass the strongest possible version of this law.
Tell your local MP and members of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development: Work together to strengthen and pass Bill C-12.