MB Votes 2019: Will you commit to reducing our fossil fuel emissions by 45 per cent by 2030 as 120 national governments have agreed to do?

Responses to environmental candidate survey for the 2019 Manitoba provincial election.

Manitoba Liberal Party

Liberals
The Manitoba Liberal Party central office sent a response on behalf of most Liberal candidates. See exceptions below.

According to our robust Green Plan, Manitoba Liberals will aim to reduce carbon emissions in Manitoba by 43% by 2025, nearly meeting the goals of the 120 national governments. By 2030, our Manitoba Liberal Green Plan will succeed in making Manitoba a 100% carbon neutral province, far exceeding the goals of other parts of the world.

Dr. John Gerrard, Liberal Party, River Heights

Yes. This is our Manitoba Liberal plan.  With a Liberal government in Manitoba we will act and achieve this target.

Green Party of Manitoba

Greens
The Green Party of Manitoba central office sent a response on behalf of most of their candidates. See exceptions below.

The Green Party of Manitoba realizes the importance of reducing the use of fossil fuels and will take immediate action to work with all government bodies to reduce emissions at a level greater than agree to.

Liz Clayton, Green Party of Manitoba, Agassiz

Yes, we would put every effort into reducing emissions, to meet or exceed this goal.  

Martha Jo Willard, Green Party of Manitoba, Notre Dame

Reductions that fast are hard to do but our children and grandchildren deserve our best efforts.  We have to reuse, recycle, repurpose but we need to stop abusing the planet. We simply don’t have an option for the kids’ sake.  EVs are down in price. Hybrids are affordable. Can’t afford either, encourage buses that are electric to transport you. We can’t keep burning fossil fuels. Period.

Janine Gibson, Green Party Manitoba, Steinbach

I commit to reducing our fossil fuel emissions by 45 per cent by 2030 as 120 national governments have agreed to do. To this end we must support organic agriculture which reduces carbon emissions by 2/3 by not using synthetic fertilizers which are huge green house gas emitters in their manufacturing.

Andrea Shalay, Green Party of Manitoba, Union Station

The Green Party of Manitoba is committed to reducing fossil fuel emissions to a level greater than agreed to by national governments, and is willing to work with all government bodies to ensure we get there!

David Nickarz, Green Party Of Manitoba, Wolseley

We have to respond to the climate crisis, as per the the IPCC SR1.5, with real reductions in emissions, in the sectors that are emitting.  According to the Climate Change Connection, GHGs in Manitoba come from burning of fossil fuels (61% of total emissions) from vehicles (39%), stationary combustion (21%) and fugitive sources (2%).  31% of total emissions are from Agriculture, and 4% from waste disposal and 4% from industrial processes.  

Each of these sectors needs to reduce their emissions much faster to reach 45% reduction by 2030, because if we don't then we may not survive as a species. 

Progressive conservative Party of Manitoba

PCs

No response.

Manitoba NDP

NDP
The Manitoba NDP central office sent a response on behalf of all of their candidates.

We have committed to reducing our fossil fuel emissions by 45 per cent by 2030.

 


 

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