By Tyrone Burke

James meadowcroft seated

James Meadowcroft

It is time for a major shift in the way that we approach the climate problem.

That’s the message of Pathways to Net Zero a new report from Transition Accelerator, a pan-Canadian charity that works with groups across the country to solve business and social challenges while building viable transition pathways to a future with net zero emissions.

According to the report’s lead author James Meadowcroft, Canada must focus on measures to accelerate the transformation of the large-scale systems of social provisioning, such as the way we produce and distribute energy, move people and goods, and build our cities. These are at the source of our greenhouse gas emission problems, and focusing on key sectors will yield better results than trying to do a little bit of everything to find the lowest cost emissions reductions and meet short-term targets.

“To make progress on decarbonization, we need to define sector and regional pathways to build improved systems that can satisfy Canadians’ aspirations for better economic, health, welfare and environmental outcomes, while also meeting net zero goals,” explains Meadowcroft, a Research Director at Transition Accelerator and a professor in Carleton’s Department of Political Science and School of Public Policy and Administration.

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Monday, May 10, 2021 in , ,
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