Draft Policy - Zero Emission Strategy

Allen Schultz

February 18, 2022


On June 29, 2021, the federal government enacted the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act that commits the federal and provincial governments to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.  The intent of this act is to achieve an ambitious climate target of 40-45% emissions reductions by 2030.

These commitments represents a key threat to Alberta's well-being.  If Alberta leadership does not lead the Zero Emission mandate for Albertans, then it will fall to external leadership like the federal government to direct a zero-emission solution for Alberta.

Alberta needs to have provincial leadership that will support the climate change initiatives that will help mitigate the root causes of climate change.  There is a lead time to develop this infrastructure, and by providing a clear and understandable emission strategy roadmap, this will demonstrate that Alberta can lead by example.

The Calgary-Edgemont CA will present a series of draft policy statements for CA members to provide feedback such that it will strengthen the emission strategy roadmap and demonstrate that Alberta can lead an environmental challenge while ensuring Alberta's well-being is not compromised.