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Support Climate Action and Building a Clean Economy in Ontario

Ontario is moving forward with a cap-and-trade program and a climate action plan designed to cut carbon pollution and build a low-carbon, clean economy.

The province has committed to achieve carbon reduction targets that require bold action across all government departments and economic sectors. Climate action needs to be effective, fair and inclusive, and position Ontario to capture social and economic benefits, such as cleaner air, improved health outcomes, more livable cities, and new jobs and business opportunities in the clean economy.

Tell Ontario’s Premier you support bold climate action and building a clean economy.
 


 

Subject: Support Climate Action and a Clean Economy in Ontario

Dear Premier Wynne,

Ontario has shown leadership in addressing climate change. It phased out dirty coal plants, invested in renewable energy, and set ambitious targets to cut carbon pollution. Now the province is putting a price on carbon pollution with a cap-and-trade program and implementing a climate action plan.

These are positive steps, but now’s the time for bold action.

Ontario’s climate action plan must take a comprehensive approach to transform our economy and build a low-carbon future. It must cut carbon pollution across all government departments and economic sectors so that Ontario meets its 2020, 2030 and 2050 emissions reduction targets.

Cap-and-trade revenues must be reinvested to further cut carbon pollution and empower Ontarians to thrive in a low-carbon future. The climate action plan should position the province to capture the social and economic benefits of this low-carbon transformation. And the plan should be fair to families, workers, businesses and communities across the province.

Ontario doesn’t need to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy. The province can and must have both. And Ontario’s cap-and-trade program and climate action plan needs to get us there.

I support bold climate action to cut carbon pollution and build a clean economy.

Sincerely,


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