We are imagining this just, prosperous future from different present realities. Our transition to a low carbon future must reflect these differences while moving towards climate justice and sustainable economic prosperity.
We can invest in greenhouse gas reductions now, with the goal of greater job creation, in a way that creates better and higher-paying jobs, so more Nova Scotians can find value in their work. We must ensure that workers and communities benefit equitably from this transition, and we must provide training and support for workers throughout Nova Scotia.
Our transition must centre the rights of Indigenous Peoples and follow treaty rights and responsibilities under the Peace and Friendship Treaties here in Mi'kma'ki. Our transition must centre the voices of Mi'kmaw people, African Nova Scotians, and other marginalized peoples, and respect traditional, local, and academic knowledge and the results of inclusive, accessible, transparent, and timely consultation.
Together, we must work toward a just, sustainable, and prosperous future for all communities in Nova Scotia.
Join us in asking the Nova Scotia government to set strong greenhouse gas targets – 50% below 1990 levels by 2030 - and sign the 2030 Declaration.
Signatories to date:
Nova Scotia Federation of LabourHalifax-Dartmouth & District Labour CouncilPublic Service Alliance of CanadaNova Scotia Teachers UnionGreen Economy NetworkAffordable Energy CoalitionCampaign to Protect Offshore Nova ScotiaCanadian Association of Physicians for the EnvironmentCanadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - NSCanadian Federation of Students - NSCentre for Local ProsperityCitizens’ Climate LobbyThe Climate Reality Project CanadaCommon Good SolutionsCommunity Society to End PovertyCouncil of CanadiansAnglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Environment NetworkDivest DalDalhousie Student Union Sustainability OfficeThe Dalhousie Black, Indigenous and People of Colour Caucus (BIPOCUS)East Coast Environmental Law Ecology Action CentreEcojusticeElectric Vehicle Association of Atlantic Canada ( EVAAC ) Environmental Noxiousness and Racial Inequities and Community Health (ENRICH) ProjectFall River School of Performing ArtsGuysborough Communities CoalitionHope BloomsiMatter YouthiMatter HalifaxKAIROS HalifaxMi’kmaq Grassroots Grandmothers Natural Forces Wind Inc.Nova Scotia Environmental NetworkNova Scotia Public Interest and Research Group (NSPIRG)Peace and Friendship Alliance Nova ScotiaResponsible Energy AntigonishRoswall Inc.Solidarity HalifaxT.A.N CoffeeTransition Bay St MargaretsThe Wooden Monkey Restaurant
Dorene Bernard – Grassroots Grandmother, 2017 Coady Chair in Social JusticeSherry Pictou - Mount Saint Vincent University, Women's Studies Jonathan Langdon - Canada Research Chair in Sustainability and Social Change LeadershipRebecca Moore - Treaty and Energy Advocate and Mi’kmaq Rights HolderKate Ervine - Associate Professor in International Development Studies and Faculty Associate in the School of the Environment, Saint Mary's UniversityVal Marie Johnson - Chair, Department of Social Justice & Community Studies, Saint Mary's UniversityGeorgia Klein - College of Sustainability, Dalhousie UniversityMarian Lucas-Jefferies - Coordinator, Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Environment NetworkJohn Colton - Professor, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Acadia UniversityDerek Tittensor - Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, Dalhousie UniversityGregory Hemming - Councillor, Municipality of the County of Annapolis