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100% Possible: Marching for Climate Solutions and Justice, November 29, 2015

Fellow Members,

Next month, Canadians will have the chance to witness the first test of our new federal government’s commitment to science and evidence-based policy when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joins other world leaders in Paris to discuss real, lasting solutions to global climate change.

As scientists and other public service professionals, we owe it to ourselves and to all Canadians to show our support for real federal climate change policy – one based on facts and evidence – by joining other Canadians from all walks of life committed to the same objective.

That’s why I’m encouraging PIPSC members to take part in the 100% Possible march scheduled for Sunday, November 29 at 1 p.m. outside Ottawa City Hall as well as similar events in Vancouver, Toronto and other communities across the country. (If you live outside the National Capital Region in Ontario or Quebec and would like to attend the Ottawa event, buses are being added by event co-ordinators in a number of cities to help get you there. Click here to learn more.) All of these events are part of the Global Climate March scheduled for November 29, 2015.

The science is clear that we can stop the climate crisis by “decarbonising” our economies. The economics is also clear that transitioning to 100% clean and renewable energy won’t even cost us prosperity or jobs. A recent report showed commitments made in Paris could unlock $90 trillion in economic opportunity around the world.

For a decade, Canada has sat on the sidelines of the clean energy revolution. It’s time to show our leaders what climate leadership looks like: nothing short of a 100% clean economy by 2050 will solve climate change.

Our government’s commitment to science and evidence-based decision-making needs your help. Join me and other PIPSC members on Sunday, November 29 at 1 p.m. outside Ottawa City Hall in support of science and evidence-based climate change policy.

Our children will thank us.

Better Together,

Debi Daviau
President

For more information regarding the Ottawa march, please visit http://www.100possible.ca/.


Publish Date: 17-NOV-2015 03:37 PM