A new report commissioned by Clean Energy Canada says cutting carbon emissions would not hurt job growth.
The report says B.C. will add roughly 900,000 new jobs and the GDP will increase by $425 billion a year if the province sticks to its climate targets, such as cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent below 2007 by 2050.
The association’s executive direction Merran Smith says the government just needs to get its policies in place, like in construction.
“Part of reducing our carbon will be getting the carbon emissions out of our buildings and that means new building codes.”
She says other sectors that would grow with greenhouse-gas cuts include mining, forestry, and even the service sector.