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Imagining 2030

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Right now, Nova Scotia has a rare opportunity to grow our green economy, creating more, better, and better-paying jobs for thousands of Nova Scotians.
 
With the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act (EGSPA) renewal process and the development of a cap and trade system starting this spring, Nova Scotia has a chance to set strong greenhouse gas targets – 50% below 1990 levels by 2030. The Green Economy Network states that meeting this goal will create more than 30,500 jobs.

 

Currently, the energy efficiency sector in Nova Scotia provides more than 1,400 jobs. A recent report shows that by adopting the most ambitious energy efficiency goals in North America, Nova Scotia can create more than 4,200 new jobs per year every year until 2030 in this sector alone
 
Green Jobs are more than just solar and wind turbine technicians. New jobs will range from work in renewable energy, to administration, to programs providing affordable, accessible, fresh produce to communities that need it. The Green Economy also includes existing low-carbon jobs in education, healthcare and social services that strengthen our communities.

Strong EGSPA goals are our best chance at securing strong targets and set our province up to become a leader in green jobs.

Why? EGSPA goals are a commitment. They are legislated, which means they are set into law. And EGSPA goals all come with measurements and timelines to ensure they are completed as intended and on time.
 
EGSPA goals even have mandatory reporting, keeping decision makers accountable to us, the public, while allowing us to stay in the loop on government action.
 
Past EGSPA goals have helped achieve the following:

  • Meeting and exceeding Nova Scotia’s 2020 GHG emissions target, becoming Canada’s leader in GHG reductions.
  • Being on-track for 40% renewable electricity by 2020 and creating over 100 community- and Indigenous-owned renewable electricity projects across the province.
  • Creating more than 1,400 good jobs in energy efficiency and hundreds more in renewable energy and clean tech.

Ambitious GHG targets will mean more, better, and better-paying jobs for Nova Scotians. It will put Nova Scotia on the right path for a justice-based transition. It will mean no longer being reliant on traditional industries that are hard on our bodies and our environment and will position Nova Scotia as a leader in the growing green economy.
 
Join us in asking the Nova Scotia government to set strong greenhouse gas targets – 50% below 1990 levels by 2030 - in the upcoming EGSPA renewal.
 
Together, we can imagine a prosperous, green economy that works for Nova Scotian workers and communities by 2030.

 

 

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Click here to sign on to the 2030 Declaration!

Add your voice and call for a just transition to a low-carbon economy in Nova Scotia.