2030 Declaration
We are calling on the Government of Nova Scotia to set strong greenhouse gas targets – 50% below 1990 levels by 2030 – and, in doing so, transition to a low carbon economy. We must meet this target, and transition our economy, in a way that recognizes the structural inequities of race, gender, income, and the ongoing impacts of colonization and environmental racism in our province. Taking this action now will prevent the worst impacts of climate change, which is already affecting our health, livelihoods, and communities.

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 Labour
Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Nova Scotia Teachers Union
Green Economy Network
Affordable Energy Coalition
Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - NS
Canadian Federation of Students - NS
Centre for Local Prosperity
Citizens’ Climate Lobby
The Climate Reality Project Canada
Common Good Solutions
Community Society to End Poverty
Council of Canadians
Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Environment Network
Divest Dal
Dalhousie Student Union Sustainability Office
The Dalhousie Black, Indigenous and People of Colour Caucus (BIPOCUS)
East Coast Environmental Law
Ecology Action Centre
Electric Vehicle Association of Atlantic Canada ( EVAAC )
Environmental Noxiousness and Racial Inequities and Community Health (ENRICH) Project
Fall River School of Performing Arts
Guysborough Communities Coalition
Hope Blooms
iMatter Youth
iMatter Halifax
KAIROS Halifax
Mi’kmaq Grassroots Grandmothers
Natural Forces Wind Inc.
Nova Scotia Environmental Network
Nova Scotia Public Interest and Research Group (NSPIRG)
Peace and Friendship Alliance Nova Scotia
Responsible Energy Antigonish
Roswall Inc.
Solidarity Halifax
T.A.N Coffee
Transition Bay St Margarets
The Wooden Monkey Restaurant

Dorene Bernard – Grassroots Grandmother, 2017 Coady Chair in Social Justice
Sherry Pictou - Mount Saint Vincent University, Women's Studies
Jonathan Langdon - Canada Research Chair in Sustainability and Social Change Leadership
Rebecca Moore - Treaty and Energy Advocate and Mi’kmaq Rights Holder
Kate Ervine - Associate Professor in International Development Studies and Faculty Associate in the School of the Environment, Saint Mary's University
Val Marie Johnson - Chair, Department of Social Justice & Community Studies, Saint Mary's University
Georgia Klein - College of Sustainability, Dalhousie University
Marian Lucas-Jefferies - Coordinator, Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Environment Network
John Colton - Professor, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Acadia University
Derek Tittensor - Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University
Gregory Hemming - Councillor, Municipality of the County of Annapolis

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