Governments have failed to respond to the scale and urgency of the moment. British Columbians want the provincial government to take far-reaching action to reduce carbon emissions and protect life on Earth in a rapidly changing climate. We must all make radical changes towards a truly sustainable lifestyle. On top of individual change, decisive government action is critical to make the shift from dangerous resource extraction to a sane, low-carbon economy.
Because of our spectacular, abundant natural environment, British Columbia has real opportunities to significantly reduce emissions in the short term. By moving quickly to a low-carbon economy and by conserving rainforests and seagrass beds that store carbon safely, we can not only reduce emissions but also reduce carbon in the atmosphere.
This petition is a joint project in collaboration with Sierra Club BC the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Climate Justice Project. Signatures collected from all of the participating organizationswill be combined and then delivered to the provincial government.