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Canada’s budget must support a Green and Just Recovery

Burrowing owl with text: Keep your promise - Fund climate and nature
March 2, 2021

Right now, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rebuild a just society that is better for our health, the economy, and nature. Decision-makers in Ottawa are currently determining how to allocate billions of our tax dollars, with a new federal budget just around the corner.

To shape the Canada that we want to see, we are asking the federal government to make critical investment decisions that:

  • End fossil fuel subsidies and shift spending to a Green and Just Recovery,
  • Deliver strong climate legislation, ambitious climate targets, and policies that enable climate justice,
  • Protect 25% of land and ocean by 2025, and support Indigenous-led conservation, and
  • Expand and leverage nature-based climate solutions.

The situation for our planet is urgent but we can rise up to the challenge. We have done it before.

The federal government needs to deliver on its promise of building a Canada that is green, inclusive, innovative and equitable. These promises require sufficient funds allocated to the right initiatives with clear deadlines and accountability.

The Green Budget Coalition – made up of organizations from across Canada, including West Coast – has provided detailed recommendations for a range of federal investments needed to protect biodiversity, fight climate change and advance reconciliation. You can read more about the Green Budget Coalition’s recommendations here.

This action is part of One Earth One Voice – a campaign involving West Coast Environmental Law and environmental groups across Canada to rally our supporters to urge the federal government to prioritize a Green and Just Recovery.

[UPDATE: This action tool has now been closed.]

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One Earth One Voice