Since being elected in 2015, Maryam Monsef and the Liberal government, have made stopping climate change and protecting our environment a top priority. Canadians know that pollution isn’t free – that it takes a huge toll on our environment, our health, and our economy. That’s why we have been delivering Real Climate Action for Peterborough-Kawartha and the country.
Some of those actions include:
- Putting a price on pollution, and in Ontario, delivering a Climate Action Incentive back to households to encourage people to make greener choices
- Beginning an accelerated, nationwide phase-out of coal-fired power
- Building new public transit, including more than $33 million in public transit investments in the City and County of Peterborough over the next ten years
- Investing in innovative local solutions to raise awareness about climate change and help people reduce their personal greenhouse gas emissions, like the $200,000 invested in the Random Acts of Green app
- Creating new Green Economy Hubs – including one here in Peterborough – to help local businesses achieve energy efficiency and sustainability goals
- Making zero-emission vehicles more affordable
- Doubling the amount of protected nature in Canada’s lands and oceans, including an additional 270 hectares of protected land in our region (Cation Wildlife Preserve near Coboconk)
- Introducing a Clean Fuel Standard to reduce pollution, which will be equal to taking more than seven million cars off the road
- Participating in international and global efforts to address climate change, including ratification of the Paris Agreement (limit climate change to 1.5 degrees Celsius), the Powering Past Coal Alliance (working with 80 other national, regional, and local governments to phase out coal), and agreements with the International Civil Aviation Organization (reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector)
More information about these important investments and policies is available at www.canada.ca/climate-action.