Mobilizing private capital to support Canada’s clean growth
Climate Legislation in British Columbia
This case study explores the core features of B.C.’s amended Climate Change Accountability Act 2019. The legislation mandates the setting of sectoral and interim emissions reduction targets, regular reporting requirements and establishes an independent expert advisory body to provide advice.
Manitoba’s Climate and Green Plan Implementation Act 2018
In 2018, Manitoba became the first province in Canada to implement climate accountability legislation. Its legislation does not include long-term emissions reductions targets or a clearly-defined emissions reduction pathway. Manitoba’s approach and experience offers valuable lessons for Canadian governments contemplating broader climate accountability legislation.
Climate Legislation in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Aoteroa/New Zealand created climate legislation that enshrines long-term emissions reduction targets. Their legislation is notable for its emphasis on engagement, recognition, and inclusion of iwi and Māori throughout the development and implementation process.