The Green Budget Coalition has released their recommendations for the 2020-2021 Recovery and Budget Actions. The document puts climate and biodiversity objectives at the forefront of Canada’s recovery, and is featuring four recommendations to create jobs while accelerating Canada’s responses to the climate and biodiversity crises through additive investments in:
- Building energy efficiency retrofits – $10 billion to improve energy efficiency and reduce reliance on fossil fuels in schools, hospitals, social housing, and residential buildings;
- Clean transportation – $4.8 billion over five years, including transit, zero emission vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles, and decarbonizing fuel supply;
- Nature-based climate solutions – $2.6 billion over five years, including reducing emissions through restoration of forests, grasslands, and wetlands, improved management of forestry and agricultural lands, and supporting natural infrastructure solutions; and
- Protected areas – $4.8 billion over five years, including increased support for Indigenous protected areas and Guardians programs.
The full report can be downloaded here.