C.’s premier says a new climate change strategy needs to be developed to ensure the province’s economic viability.
Premier Christy Clark told reporters Monday that she is still looking at ways to ensure our economy can thrive under climate change, which she says is creating unprecedented challenges for the province.
“I think we need to have a strategy to make sure that we are able to do that,” she said.
“The problem we’re facing right now is climate change.”
The premier is calling for the creation of a new provincial government to provide a climate strategy.
She’s also calling for a provincial strategy to ensure that B.K. Green’s government will be able to meet its environmental targets under the new climate strategy, and to ensure economic growth is secure in the province under the strategy.
In an interview with the Calgary Herald, Ms. Clark said that while she does not know yet what her government will do with the strategy, she’s committed to working with the public sector on the strategy and will be looking for suggestions from industry and other stakeholders to help create the plan.
Ms. Campbell also said the provincial government needs to provide the province with a detailed plan for how it will achieve the goals of the new carbon pricing system, which will be implemented by 2022.
“It will have to be very detailed.
And that’s something that we’re going to be looking at and looking at,” Ms. Cogan said.
The province also needs to ensure its carbon pricing plans are being implemented to ensure it can meet its 2020 targets for greenhouse gas emissions under the climate change plan, Ms, Campbell said.
A new carbon tax would be implemented in 2019 and 2020, but the province is still awaiting a final report from the federal government on how to pay for the carbon tax.
Ms Clark also noted that the federal Liberals have said they will not allow a carbon tax to go into effect until the province has paid for its greenhouse gas mitigation plan.
The Liberals have promised to create a provincial plan to meet the goals set by the federal carbon pricing plan and to provide additional funding to provinces that have already done so.
Ms Campbell said the province needs to work with the federal governments to come up with a plan to ensure B.B. Green and the province are working together.
The premier also said that the province should be “looking at what other provinces are doing” to make their own carbon pricing, and should also be working with them to develop an emissions trading system to ensure emissions from the province do not have to come from B.E.O.s and businesses.
Ms Cogan also said she has been speaking with other provinces on how they might make the carbon pricing a part of their own climate plans.