Budget 2023 shows progress in the federal government’s commitment to combat climate change while creating good green jobs. The government should be commended for its investment in training for sustainable jobs, as well as its move to push the private sector towards creating good jobs… Read More »Recently-passed Budget 2023 makes progress on climate, but gaps remain
The following is an abridged version of a letter sent to the office of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Green Economy Network. — Dear Mr. Guilbeault, The devastating situation in Ukraine has marked a turning point.… Read More »High energy prices highlight the need for a Just Transition
Earlier this month, the Green Economy Network had the pleasure of hearing from two of our members, Tara Peel of the Canadian Labor Congress and Karri Venn Munn of Citizens for Public Justice, on their experiences with and reflections on COP26 in Glasgow. Watch the… Read More »WATCH NOW: COP26 and Beyond webinar
Natural Resources Canada is currently hosting its Just Transition consultation, which has involved receiving feedback and input from interested parties from across Canada to inform the development of upcoming Just Transition legislation. For its part, the Green Economy Network has sent feedback outlining some key aspects… Read More »GEN comments on Natural Resources Canada Just Transition consultation
In consideration of the upcoming federal election, the Green Economy Network has put together a report on the major federal parties’ approaches to climate change. From the executive summary: In 2016, the Green Economy Network (GEN) published its “10 Policies for a Green Economy” call… Read More »The Green Economy Network releases its 2021 election report card
No New Money For Oil and Gas Companies—Give It To Workers—Say Large Collection of Groups Representing More Than One Million Canadians
Ottawa—A large collection of health, faith, environmental, labour and social justice groups, representing one million three hundred thousand Canadians, have sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and his cabinet asking that in the federal bailout to the oil and gas industry, expected later this week, no… Read More »No New Money For Oil and Gas Companies—Give It To Workers—Say Large Collection of Groups Representing More Than One Million Canadians
Seems like a no-brainer to us. Earlier today, a group of environment and law groups revealed that as the full costs of expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline rise, public support for the project plummets. Here at the Green Economy Network, we don’t get to decide… Read More »What Would you do with $12 Billion Dollars?