VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Green Party of Canada is asking politicians of all parties to hitch them in calling for a right away shift to drastically reducing GHG emissions and phasing out fossil fuels.
“The climate catastrophe in Pakistan requires greater than just humanitarian relief, the people of Pakistan need Canada and the remaining of the worldwide north to take greater accountability for the climate destruction that’s disproportionately impacting the worldwide south.” said Dr. Farrukh Chishtie, an atmospheric, climate and earth statement scientist and the Green Party of Canada’s Environment and Climate Change co-critic.
“The quantity of suffering of individuals and the loss biodiversity from these cascading climate disasters is staggering. As an immigrant from Pakistan, I’m absolutely devastated. I’m heartbroken.”
During the last 22 years, Canada’s GHG emissions have increased dramatically and today we’ve certainly one of the best per capita emissions of the G8 and lots of others, including the US.
“It’s good to see Prime Minister Trudeau recognize the devastation in Pakistan by sending aid, but that is little greater than a band-aid.” said Dr. Devyani Singh, an immigrant from India which itself has recently shared within the devastation of cascading climate destruction, and the Green Party of Canada’s Environment and Climate Change co-critic.
“As a substitute of solving the basis reason behind these disasters, we paralyze ourselves by increasing investment in fossil fuel production. Those that have contributed the least to the climate crisis are paying the worth of our carbon addiction, they’ll need more financial, technological, and humanitarian aid because the crises worsens.
“So far we’ve seen only superficial motion to significantly reduce the impact that Canada’s economic greed has had on the worldwide south. Our government continues to present billions in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry, ensuring that climate destruction will proceed for generations.” said Dr. Amita Kuttner, interim Leader of the Green Party of Canada.
“So-called net-zero by 2050 isn’t enough, we should be net-negative as early as possible and reduce our emissions 60 percent by 2030. This could only be achieved through a rapid draw-down of fossil fuel production.”
The Green Party of Canada proposes a just transition plan including:
- a right away end to fossil fuel subsidies and greater investment in renewable energy
- support for fossil fuel industry staff to retrain and support for his or her families as they transition to more sustainable industries
- immediately cancelling all latest fossil fuel projects akin to the Transmountain Expansion and Bay du Nord projects
- Development of an immigration technique to accommodate tens of millions of climate refugees
Dr. Farrukh Chishtie, Environment and Climate Change Co-Critic
Dr. Devyani Singh, Environment and Climate Change Co-Critic
Dr. Amita Kuttner, interim Leader
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