Pembina Institute available for comment on B.C. climate planMedia advisory: Experts ready to discuss importance to Canadian climate action, B.C.’s clean economy, and carbon pollution targets

Dec. 5, 2018

The Pembina Institute organized a green building tour in Vancouver on November 8, 2016. Photo: Stephen Hui, Pembina Institute

Update: B.C. climate plan sets a course to Canada’s clean future

VANCOUVER / MUSQUEAM, SQUAMISH & TSLEIL-WAUTUTH TERRITORIES — Today, the British Columbia government will release its new climate and clean growth plan.

Karen Tam Wu, B.C. director at the Pembina Institute and a member of B.C.’s Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council, will attend the government’s news conference and be available to speak to journalists immediately afterwards.

Tam Wu can comment on how the new strategy compares with the previous government’s 2016 plan, the implications for the province’s clean economy and legislated targets for reducing carbon pollution, and its importance to climate action in Canada. Other Pembina Institute experts will also be on hand.

B.C.’s annual carbon pollution stands at 62 million tonnes (Mt CO2e). B.C. has legislated targets to reduce emissions to 38 Mt by 2030, 26 Mt by 2040, and 13 Mt by 2050.

Last summer, in response to the government’s intentions papers, the Pembina Institute submitted dozens of recommendations aimed at curbing carbon pollution in the building, industrial, and transportation sectors.

Media availability

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Time: After 12 p.m. PST

Location: Vancouver Public Library, Lower Level (350 West Georgia Street)

Spokespeople:

  • Karen Tam Wu, B.C. director (English)
  • Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze, director, buildings and urban solutions (English)
  • Maximilian Kniewasser, director, B.C. clean economy (English/Deutsch)

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Contact

Stephen Hui
Communications Lead, Pembina Institute
778-987-7654
stephenh@pembina.org
Tw: @StephenHui

Background

Op-ed: The world needs renewed B.C. climate leadership

Submissions: Securing a clean growth future for B.C.’s buildings, industry, and transportation

Backgrounder: Limiting Methane Pollution from B.C.’s Gas Sector

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About the Pembina Institute

The Pembina Institute is a non-profit think-tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. We have offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Ottawa. Learn more: www.pembina.org

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