The Daily Courier
Never a better time to address climate change
The clock is ticking and climate change hasn't stopped as we deal with the pandemic.
The Government of Canada recently released the new federal climate plan, entitled “A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy – Canada's strengthened climate plan to create jobs and support people, communities and the planet.” It includes 64 new measures and $15 billion in investments.
U.S. President Joe Biden rejoined the
Paris Agreement on his first day in office. The U.S. will convene an international climate summit in Biden’s first few months in the White House, and is set to join a global effort to phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons which are used in refrigeration and air conditioning and contribute to the heating of the planet.
These are positive moves and we need to show support for what is being offered right now, while at the same time continuing to push for bolder action.
T. Davis, Kelowna