Canada’s future – and the world’s – depends on taking decisive action to confront climate change. But without a strong vision for what that future will look like, all the good green jobs that can come from tackling climate change may never happen and our very future is at risk.
We know the benefits that Canada could realize by going all in on meeting our climate commitments. If Canada committed to building a power supply grid made up mainly of hydro, wind, solar, geothermal, tidal, legacy nuclear, hydrogen and small modular reactors, we’d create over a million construction jobs by 2050. And going all in on a green building-focused economic recovery program would create 1.5 million new jobs, pump $150 billion into the economy and cut our annual carbon footprint by 7.3%.
Challenges the size of climate change require big changes in the way we all live if we are to overcome this relentless crisis, and that creates huge opportunities if we seize them. That’s why it’s so important to support parties that go all in on addressing climate change. The low-carbon future is coming, and workers can’t afford to get left behind by leaders who don’t adapt to the coming change. Here’s a snapshot of where the parties stand.