British Columbia action to address climate change should not be separated from actions in pursuit of important economic, social, and other environmental benefits. A strategy that propels the province along a sustainable development path can achieve these broader goals while, at the same time, reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to global climate change. Such an expanded policy focus is critical to ensuring the long-term prosperity and well-being of all British Columbians. An advisory group is preparing a “made-in-BC” approach to climate change action in the context of sustainable development. The BC Climate Change Economic Impacts Panel strongly believes that this can be done in a way that continues to develop the province’s rich resource base, improves the cost-competitiveness of existing sectors, and grows new industries that diversify the economy and take advantage of expanding export markets. To illustrate the possibilities, panel members have composed “word pictures” or descriptio
Climate Change Economic Impacts Panel. 2003. Report of the BC Climate Change Economic Impacts Panel. BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection
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