On World Environment Day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reaffirmed Canada’s commendable commitments to protect 25 percent of land and ocean by 2025 and 30 percent by 2030. We need our decision makers to stand behind these commitments as the Canadian government crafts economic and social recovery plans in the months to come.
As we grapple with the pandemic and economic recession, we must also address twin threats to our collective well-being: a climate crisis and massive species collapse that has already caused alarming population declines in half of all Canadian wildlife.
Our planet has spent decades, not months, in the intensive care unit. We need to be sure that we are building back better than before.
Let’s come together to make sure Canada’s precious lands, freshwater and oceans are given the protection they deserve.