Millions of people across Canada voted for our government to step up and do more to tackle the climate crisis. We know that the only real way to do that is with a made-in-Canada Green New Deal. We’ve elected a squad of champions ready to bring that message to the house, but they need all of our help. And, they need company.
We’re calling on MPs from across the political spectrum to form a government that will tackle the climate crisis and growing inequality, respect Indigenous rights, and create millions of good jobs.
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Thank you for signing the petition calling for Canada’s Green New Deal government. If enough of us speak up, we can make it clear that we need parties and politicians to work together to tackle the joint crises of climate change and rising inequality.
People across Canada want our government to rise to the climate emergency. We can tackle the climate emergency and deepening economic inequality at the same time, and polls show that these kinds of policies are popular from coast to coast to coast.
Communities from coast to coast are already shaping the vision for a Green New Deal around four critical pillars:
Listen to the science
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says we must limit warming to 1.5°C if we are to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate breakdown. In 2018, they gave us just 12 years to radically remake our global energy system. This is the baseline for real climate action. We can’t afford to wait to start taking bold action if we’re going to slash carbon pollution 45% by 2030 and bring it to zero by 2050. We must immediately lead the transition away from fossil fuels.
Respect Indigenous rights & sovereignty
Reconciliation needs to be more than just a buzzword. When it comes to climate and energy policy, that starts with fully implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and listening to Indigenous communities on an ongoing basis to pursue the justice-based climate solutions they’re calling for.
Create millions of good jobs
Tackling climate change will require an economic mobilization not seen since WWII. To get to 100% renewable energy, we need to create millions of decent, well-paying union jobs for workers all across Canada. And, we need to provide the support for every worker and community though a just transition. Polling on a Green New Deal has shown widespread, deep support for these kinds of policies, especially when they’re funded by taxing the rich and making big banks and corporations pay their fair share.
Enshrine dignity, justice, and equity for all
We need climate solutions that work for the frontline, marginalized, and Indigenous communities that are bearing the brunt of fossil fuel and climate impacts. This means connecting climate action to inequality and injustice and proposing real solutions that leave no community, no family and no one behind.