“Aggressive action to address climate change could save the world $145 trillion,” wrote Dana Nuccitelli in a recent article published in Yale Climate Connections.
The corona crisis that is sweeping the world is rich in lessons in crisis preparedness, and unfortunately, also rich with the consequences of unpreparedness. COVID-19 is front and center but the climate crisis has not stepped aside. As Prime Minister Trudeau said recently during a press briefing, “just because we’re in a health crisis doesn’t mean we can neglect the environmental crisis.”
Climate Crisis Legislation NOW has organized a webinar with Mark Jaccard, author of “A Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success,” at 1 pm EDT, Tuesday, May 12.
Climate Crisis Legislation Needed NOW
Join Mark Jaccard, Professor of Sustainable Energy at Simon Fraser University and author of The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success, among other books. Jaccard will identify the laws, regulations, etc. governments can/must use to cut CO2 emissions. He will help us pinpoint the key policies progressive/green activists should be urging the federal government to implement, as we try to save the planet.
Many of us don’t know enough about the workings of government, so we aren’t sure how to focus our demands and lobby effectively. We also need a clear understanding of what tools are available to governments, so we can push them to enact change.
Mark will examine relevant government tools: carbon pricing, prescriptive and flexible regulations, sector-specific regulations, tax policies, etc. He will also discuss which steps need to be taken first. He will help us devise a thoughtful, strategically sound Plan of Action for, during, and after COVID-19.
Progressives need to lobby governments to enact smart green policies, as soon as possible. We hope you will attend, and help spread the word! See the register button below.