BC Greens Connect: Winding Down BC’s Fossil Fuel Industries with guest speaker Marc Lee RSVP now

Join us for BC Greens Connect. A series of online talks to engage members in issues that are important to our party as we move forward in our post-COVID world.

This week we will discuss the report: Winding Down BC’s Fossil Fuel Industries: Planning for climate justice in a zero-carbon economy. By Marc Lee & Seth Klein

Q & A with Marc Lee! - We are pleased to announce report author Marc Lee from CCPA will be joining our call to discuss the report and to answer questions.

Report Summary: For British Columbia to meet its emissions targets and not perpetuate the climate crisis, it must phase out its fossil fuel industries by mid-century. This means strategically and thoughtfully planning for the coming energy transition, including full decarbonization of the economy by 2050 and a fair transition for workers and resource-dependent communities.

The report outlines a four-part framework for a managed wind-down in BC, which must be planned with First Nations, to phase out fossil fuel industries over the next 20 to 30 years.

Governments and industry must engage in an honest conversation about what’s needed to get to net-zero emissions by mid-century, rather than focussing on extracting and exporting as much fossil fuels as possible, the report says. The proposed wind-down approach is informed by climate justice and just transition and the authors explain that the path forward must ensure that no one—in particular workers and communities in existing fossil fuel sectors—is left behind.

Download the report here



Thu. Jun 25, 2020
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Lori Petryk ·

Protecting your health

BC Greens recognize that airborne illnesses and pollutants pose a significant health risk to everyone, especially the young, elderly, and immunocompromised, while caregivers, healthcare professionals, and support staff come into regular contact with vulnerable persons. When choosing venues, BC Greens prioritize outdoor spaces, and indoor spaces with good ventilation. In closed indoor spaces, we encourage attendees to wear well-fitting masks (N95, KN95, or KF94), especially during the respiratory-illness season.

Creating safe spaces

The BC Green Party is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment, where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, can contribute fully and have equal speaking opportunities. To support this commitment, all event attendees will be expected to follow the standards of our Safe Spaces Participant's Guide.

Will you come?

By submitting this form, you consent to the BC Green Party retaining your personal information for party activities as outlined in the BC Green Party Privacy Policy. You may withdraw this consent at any time by contacting the party at 1-888-473-3686 or [email protected].

Donate Get Involved