"One Million Climate Jobs" Plan Delivers Growth While Protecting the Environment

As the Green Economy Network’s proposal for one million climate jobs shows, it is possible to take action on the economy and climate change at the same time.

The Green Economy Network proposal calls for investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency measures for buildings and better public transit both within communities and between communities. In addition to creating over one million person-years of employment, this proposal would reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions by between 88 and 261 megatonnes — as much as 35 per cent of Canada’s emissions.