Legislation > Box 69 – Row 1 > Keeping accountable for climate change commitments

Climate Change Accountability Act

Strong action on climate change requires clear accountability and transparency. Changes to the Climate Change Accountability act will make it law for government to report each year on where we are on the path to meeting our CleanBC commitments. This will include the latest provincial emissions data and projections for the years to come. It will include details on actions taken over the past year to reduce emissions and minimize risks from climate change, as well as plans for future actions and what effect they are expected to have. The legislation will also require that government establish sectoral targets and a new interim target on the path to our 2030 emissions goal. It will create a new independent advisory committee of experts and representatives from different background and sectors to keep government accountable. Finally, it will give government the ability to set more detailed targets and other environmental standards for publicly owned buildings and vehicles to help reduce emission and improve environmental performance.

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