This Election, Vote For A Healthy, Just And Sustainable Future

We Can Demand A Better Future

We Can Demand A Better Future

This election will be pivotal in determining the future we want for our families, communities, and planet. The climate and nature crises are here. Together, we have witnessed a devastating heat dome shatter temperature records and wildfires tear through forests across western Canada, claiming hundreds of lives and destroying homes and wildlife habitats. Now more than ever, we need to act.

The good news is that the solutions exist and together, we can rebuild a more just society that is better for our health, the economy, and nature. And it all starts with your vote.

The Conservation Council, in collaboration with 34 other Canadian environmental organizations through One Earth One Vote, has sent a list of demands to the federal parties, asking them to address the environmental crisis in an ambitious manner and to integrate these demands into their electoral platforms.

We encourage you to use the demands below to ask questions of the local candidates seeking your vote this fall. 

Any government that represents us must commit to the following actions towards a nature-positive, carbon-neutral and equitable world:

Any government that represents us must commit to the following actions towards a nature-positive, carbon-neutral and equitable world:

Respect and uphold the rights, treaties, and conservation priorities of Indigenous Peoples, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;

Ensure that climate and nature action are a priority through a green and just pandemic recovery;

Recognize the right to a healthy environment and take action on environmental justice and racism while improving laws that protect people and nature from toxics and plastic pollution; 

Reverse nature loss by protecting and effectively managing at least 30% of land and freshwater and 30% of ocean by 2030, and increasing investments in nature-based climate solutions; 

Invest in Indigenous-led land-use planning, the establishment of Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas and their stewardship by Indigenous Guardians; Indigenous-led efforts to restore and steward species-at-risk and habitat; and recognize and respect Indigenous knowledge in all aspects of nature conservation in Canada.

Stop expanding and subsidizing fossil fuels and nuclear energy, and reduce Canada’s carbon emissions by 60% by 2030 to do our fair share globally; 

Ensure a rapid phase-out of fossil fuels, with a plan that supports workers, communities, and marginalized groups in the just and fair transition to a sustainable economy. 

  • Respect and uphold the rights, treaties, and conservation priorities of Indigenous Peoples, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
  • Ensure that climate and nature action are a priority through a green and just pandemic recovery;
  • Recognize the right to a healthy environment and take action on environmental justice and racism while improving laws that protect people and nature from toxics and plastic pollution; 
  • Reverse nature loss by protecting and effectively managing at least 30% of land and freshwater and 30% of ocean by 2030, and increasing investments in nature-based climate solutions; 
  • Invest in Indigenous-led land-use planning, the establishment of Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas and their stewardship by Indigenous Guardians; Indigenous-led efforts to restore and steward species-at-risk and habitat; and recognize and respect Indigenous knowledge in all aspects of nature conservation in Canada.
  • Stop expanding and subsidizing fossil fuels and nuclear energy, and reduce Canada’s carbon emissions by 60% by 2030 to do our fair share globally; 
  • Ensure a rapid phase-out of fossil fuels, with a plan that supports workers, communities, and marginalized groups in the just and fair transition to a sustainable economy. 

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