Principles of clean growth

Principles of clean growth

Governments must put people’s interests first - ahead of entrenched industry - because building healthy, safe, secure communities needs to be prioritized in a changing world.


Climate policy is economic policy
Our carbon-based economy must make the transition to a low-carbon economy. This requires leadership and determination from our leaders to make BC's climate policy an overall economic agenda for all of government.


Empower local communities
Development of a clean growth strategy must empower communities to identify and seize opportunities that are unique to their regions.


Work with Indigenous communities
A clean growth strategy must be built in partnership with Indigenous peoples and bring the principles of UNDRIP into action. We must work with Indigenous communities to ensure that rights, title, lands, territories, culture, traditional knowledge and identities are protected by and included in BC’s clean growth.


There are no easy fixes for our climate. Dealing with climate change requires us to challenge ourselves to be bold and fundamentally reconstruct core structures of our economy and energy system.

BC Hydro should no longer be in the business of mega power projects. Their mandate should be to store and broker clean energy from diverse renewable sources around the province.

There was a time and place where fossil fuels contributed a lot to human advancement. They effectively allowed us to transition our industrial practices, spur economic growth and lift people out of poverty in the western world. We can recognize the incredible value that those technologies and innovations had in that place in time, but acknowledge that we are now in a different time, with a transformed economy, and we have different sources of energy, and we need to keep progressing forward.

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