Making the Shift to a Green Economy:
A Common Platform of the Green Economy Network
As members of Canadian-based labour, environmental, faith and social justice organizations we have come together to form a common front for the building of a green economy in Canada. We have done so recognizing that we are living in one of those critical moments in human history wherein decisions must be made that will ultimately affect our destiny as a people, a nation, and the planet.
We maintain that, if the plan of action outlined in this platform were to be fully enacted during the coming decade, Canada would be well on the road to creating the equivalent of over four million new full-time jobs for a year (person job years) and reducing our total national greenhouse gas emissions by over 100 million tonnes a year by 2020 which represents a substantial contribution towards our overall emissions reductions. Moreover, these initiatives would generate opportunities for the transition towards a more equitable as well as a more sustainable economy.
Read the Common Platform
Financing One Million Climate Jobs
- Download document (May 2016)
GEN’s 2016 Federal Budget Report Card
- Download Report Card (March 2016)
GEN’s 2016 Federal Pre-Budget Submission
- Download submission (February 2016)
GEN’s One Million Climate Jobs Challenge
- Download document (October 2016)
Green Jobs Flyer
- Download flyer (May 2016)