Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

September 24, 2019

We have to take action now to protect our environment so we can leave a healthy planet for our children. And that means setting ambitious goals

Today, our candidates Catherine McKenna, Jonathan Wilkinson, and Steven Guillbeault announced that a re-elected Liberal government will commit Canada to net-zero emissions by 2050, joining 65 other countries and the European Union that made the pledge at the UN’s 2019  Climate Action Summit. That means putting the same or fewer carbon emissions into the air compared to what we take out.

For businesses and industry, net-zero means they can still emit carbon pollution, but they must offset it with actions — actions like planting new trees.

We’re setting this ambitious goal because we believe we don’t have to choose between protecting the environment and growing our economy. We can and will do both.

But as we transition to the new clean economy, we have to make sure no one is left behind.

That’s why we’ll make sure that all Canadian workers are part of this transition to a cleaner, more prosperous and more sustainable future, with access to the training, support, and opportunities they need to succeed. Their skills and expertise will be incredibly important as we move forward.

Our children are counting on us to fight climate change, and you can count on the Liberal team to step up.