For immediate release 04/01/2022
The Green Resilience Project is pleased to announce the publication of their final report on Livelihoods, Incomes and Community Resilience for a Net-Zero Canada.
From April 2021 to 2022, the Green Resilience Project and its community partners organized a series of 33 conversations in communities across Canada on the links between climate change, income security and community resilience.
The final report, guided by findings from conversations across the country, shows that people in Canada are increasingly exposed to climate impacts but are often unable to participate in proportionate climate solutions due to economic and other systemic barriers. They are interested in taking action on solutions that make tangible improvements to their lives, and need government supports that empower people and communities with the tools and resources they need to take self-directed action.
A virtual launch event will be held on April 13 at 12:00 pm ET, featuring a panel discussion between partners from four communities across Canada. Members of the Project team and steering committee will also discuss report findings and their policy implications.
“In our conversations across Canada, we encountered grief, urgency, hope and a wealth of innovative ideas for strengthening resilience at the local level,” said Green Resilience Project Manager Janet Patterfung. “We’re grateful to have the opportunity to share some of these stories in our final report, as they provide valuable insight into what types of climate and income policies communities would like to see as Canada moves toward a net-zero economy.”
More information about the report and launch is available on the Project website. Registration for the launch event is via Eventbrite. All are welcome to attend.
For all media queries, please contact Cecilia Stuart, Communications Manager
This project is managed and delivered by Energy Mix Productions, Basic Income Canada Network, Coalition Canada Basic Income – Revenu de base, Basic Income Canada Youth Network, national experts and local partners. Funding is generously provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund.