Making Sure Canada Never Misses Another Climate Target

CAN-Rac's Webinar-Workshop Series

June 17, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

As a nation, we have missed every greenhouse gas reduction target set by the Canadian government prior to the current 2030 target, and are currently not on track to meet the 2030 target. While governments can claim credit for setting long-term goals, several short-term, and sometimes hard, necessary steps remain to achieve them. 

That’s why countries around the world are establishing the same types of accountability measures used in financial planning – budgets, independent audits, long- and short term plans, etc. – to address climate change. In the last election, most major political parties pledged to implement some of these measures.

In this webinar, we will present recommendations for Canadian climate accountability legislation and mechanisms from experts at Ecojustice, West Coast Environmental Law, Environmental Defence, Équiterre, CAN-Rac, the Pembina Institute, the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, and My Sea to Sky in collaboration with Climate Caucus. 

Canadians want action on climate change. We know it’s absolutely possible to reach Canada’s current goal of reducing GHG emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. We also know the 2030 target does not represent our fair share of addressing global climate change and that Canada needs to do more. 

Join us as we walk you through the five pillars of a Canadian Climate Accountability Act, discuss different approaches to climate accountability, and learn how municipalities are applying climate accountability practices in practical ways to drive down emissions. 

Webinar presentations are in English, the Q&A parts will be facilitated in both French and English. You can ask questions in both languages.

Moderated by Jennifer Lash


  • Jason Dion
  • Julia Croome
  • Tracey Saxby

With appearances from Andrew Gage, Catherine Abreu, Dale Marshall and Caroline Brouillette

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