Dec. 7: Climate Change Action Plan Released

Causing climate change

A new action plan, Transitioning to a Low-carbon Economy, was released as part of a made-in-New Brunswick response to climate change. Highlights:

  • 100 clear action items to support sustained and ambitious actions on combating climate change
  • Expansion of energy efficiency and clean energy programs
  • The phasing out of coal as a source of electricity
  • Investment in new technologies that reduce pollution, such as renewable electricity
  • Establishment of a price on carbon and caps on GHG emissions
  • Goal of making government carbon-neutral by 2030 and increasing spending on energy efficiency in the next capital budget by 50%.