Federal inaction on green economy has consequences

A recent article from Blue Green Canada warned that the failure of the federal government to encourage a transition to a green economy will have consequences. One estimate suggested that low carbon goods and services could mean 400,000 jobs. It has also been suggested that when the increasing impact of climate change forces governments to take drastic action there will be much less demand for Canadian oil.

According to Blue Green Canada, Canada ranked 55th of 58 countries surveyed in an EU report on action to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Unlike most developed countries Canada has no target for renewable energy. The federal government provides little support for energy efficiency or public transit.