“Prairie Resilience” Is Not Enough

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Climate change is one of the most urgent issues facing human civilization. A widespread failure to successfully implement action will result in extremely damaging and long-lasting impacts. The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement highlighted the need for deep greenhouse gas emissions reductions by all levels of government worldwide—national, provincial, state, and city.

The Saskatchewan Government recently adopted a provincial climate change plan— “Prairie Resilience.”  The plan has some positive elements, but unfortunately falls well short of what is required for Saskatchewan to do its fair share in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping Canada meet its commitments under the Paris Climate Accord. The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) has carefully analyzed the plan in the first Saskatchewan publication to comprehensively critique “Prairie Resilience,” and has laid out a practical, more ambitious path for greenhouse gas emissions reduction in Saskatchewan.