The Paris climate accords were strong on aspirations to keep the world below 2C temperature rise but very weak on delivery. Despite Trudeau’s claims that Canada is back, Ottawa has stuck with Stephen Harper’s pathetic climate targets. To meet its commitments, each country must find its own unique road map. Canada doesn’t have one. Gordon Laxer outlines a bold strategy to get with the global move to a low carbon society, run on conservation and renewable energy sources including wind, solar and low-impact hydro to ensure that all Canadians, including those on lower incomes, have access to a sufficient amount of energy as a human right.
Moderated by Angela Bischoff. Gordon Laxer is the founding Director and former head of Parkland Institute at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He is the author of After the Sands and maintains a blog at www.gordonlaxer.com. Follow his tweets at @AfterTheSands.