Minister’s statement on Earth Day 2021
George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has issued the following statement to celebrate Earth Day 2021:
“Today, we join with people throughout British Columbia and around the world in celebrating Earth Day. While this year’s celebrations reflect the requirement to stay apart due to COVID-19, today is a day to recommit to the work ahead – tackling the threats of climate change and unlocking the twin benefits of cleaner communities and clean-energy economies that will determine the future of our planet.
“As world leaders commit to further action on climate change, we in British Columbia remain more committed than ever to protecting and enhancing our environment and building a cleaner, better future for everyone.
“This past year has shown remarkable changes in the clean economy, despite the global pandemic. Major automakers have increased commitments to electric vehicles, pledging to phase out fossil-fuel cars. Global investors are moving trillions of dollars to build a net-zero economy. And more than 110 countries have already pledged to reach net-zero emissions.
“In B.C., our government continues with significant investments in our CleanBC plan to build a cleaner, stronger economic recovery and help us reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
“We’re expanding clean transportation options that are affordable and convenient. We’re helping people, businesses and communities build energy-efficient homes, buildings and schools. And we’re working with B.C.’s industry and clean tech sectors to reduce emissions, support good jobs and build on our advantages in the clean economy of the future.
“COVID-19 has highlighted just how interconnected we are – both within and beyond our borders. It has also shown how much can be accomplished when we work together to achieve a common purpose.
“These are important lessons in our work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build a better future for our kids and grandkids.
“Climate change knows no borders. By working together, we can help make sure we’re ready for the enormous opportunities ahead as the world makes the transition to a cleaner economy that supports the biodiversity and healthy ecosystems we need to survive and to thrive.”
Wed, May 12, 2021 at 11:07 pm - Arjun Singh posted on their blog: How to be Successful Working on Social Issues…
Mon, May 10, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Hiking the Hills Above Kamloops Lake
Fri, May 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Around the Rim of the Peterson Creek Canyon
Wed, May 5, 2021 at 4:43 pm - Cara Gibson created a new Profile
Tue, May 4, 2021 at 5:09 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: From desert to dessert: No Mow May gains momentum
Tue, May 4, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Mara Canyon to Mara Summit
Sat, May 1, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Hiking the Barnes Lake Trails in Barnhartvale
Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 8:45 am - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Leading thinkers call for fossil fuel halt
Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: On the Lower Adams River Trails
Fri Apr 23 to Sat May 22 KSO Presents: Voilà Viola!
Sat Apr 24 to Sat May 15 “Natural Lines Too” by Chris Wenger in the KAC Alcove and Vault Galleries
Sat Apr 24 to Sat May 15 “Kamloops Artists Since 1992” By Kamloops Artists in the KAC Main and Hallway Galleries
Sat May 15 A Virtual Choir Spring Fling
Thu May 27 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Sat May 29 Amadeus
Tue Jun 8 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop
Sat Jun 12 New Music for Piano and Viola
Thu Jun 24 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Thu Jul 1 to Tue Aug 31 Music in the Park
Wed Jul 14 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop
Thu Jul 29 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Wed Aug 25 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop
Thu Aug 26 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up