Premier Clark’s Climate Leadership Team has urged her to adopt the 32 recommendations they presented, to ensure BC can be a climate change leader. Clark says she won’t commit to them.
Among the climate team's findings was that it will be extremely difficult for B.C. to hit its 2020 target to reduce emissions by at least 33 per cent below 2007 levels. This goal is part of a long-term strategy to reduce emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.
"It's really unfortunate. We came out of the gate with strong climate policies in 2007 but we really haven't done anything new," said said Merran Smith, climate team member and executive director of Clean Energy Canada
According to Mark Jaccard, Professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management SFU, "We were in line to hit the 2012, then Christy Clark froze everything, stopped all the effort." Continue reading ....