Catalyst Business Alliance responds to B.C. economic recovery plan
VANCOUVER / MUSQUEAM, SQUAMISH & TSLEIL-WAUTUTH TERRITORIES — The Catalyst Business Alliance steering committee released the following statement in reaction to today’s announcement of the B.C. government’s economic recovery plan:
“Climate action, renewable energy, and clean technology offer compelling opportunities for B.C. to diversify and strengthen its economy. The member companies of the Catalyst Business Alliance strongly believe that climate action is a critical component of a resilient recovery and will position B.C. to build back better.
“We are encouraged by the government’s commitment to climate action in several key areas. We are pleased to see funding allocated for reducing carbon pollution from commercial transportation, encouraging clean-tech innovation, supporting businesses taking steps to reduce emissions, and providing skills training for jobs in the clean economy.
“Investing in efforts to prepare and adapt to climate change, protect land from wildfires, and safeguard buildings and infrastructure from flooding and other climate impacts is a positive step. Yet the current wildfires south of the border are an important reminder that much more needs to be done. We must build up our resilience to climate risks and better protect B.C.’s communities for the future.
“We commend the government for taking care of businesses, families, and communities hit hard by the pandemic. We look forward to seeing the government continue to support climate action and the CleanBC plan throughout and beyond the economic recovery.”
About the Catalyst Business Alliance
The Catalyst Business Alliance is a network of Canadian companies working together to champion strong climate and energy policy, and the creation of a resilient economy. Learn more: catalystbc.org