B.C’s Climate Leadership Team released recommendations to the B.C. government ahead of the United Nations climate conference in Paris.
The Sierra Club’s Caitlyn Vernon says the recommendations don’t come close to what’s needed to keep global warming within 2 degrees Celsius.
“It’s a sad day for British Columbia when failing to meet legislated targets is what passes for climate leadership.”
“While there’s certainly been some steps in the right direction that came out today, the recommendations don’t come close to what we need to give us a chance to keep global warming within two degrees Celsius.”
Included in the recommendations is an increase in the carbon tax by $10 per tonne, per year starting in 2018.
Vernon says delaying that move three years is unacceptable.
The CLT also wants the Province to set a 2030 Greenhouse Gas reduction target, with a legislated target of 40% greenhouse gas reductions below the 2007 level.