Call for B.C. climate action
Three years ago, B.C. was considered a climate leader. Now its climate plan, CleanBC, is falling short of the actions needed to respond to the escalating climate emergency. With this summer’s heat domes, wildfires and an entire town burned to the ground, the climate emergency is on all our minds.
The B.C. government is meeting at the end of the month to discuss how to move forward with the CleanBC 2030 roadmap. We need to let the responsible ministers know that nothing less than bold climate action will address this emergency.
A direct phone call to a minister’s office can make a big difference. Please use the following points rearranged to suit you:
- Introduce yourself (E.g., I’m a grandmother, immigrant, farmer, student, etc…)
- Tell them why you want them to be sure to prioritize climate ambition when reviewing and implementing CleanBC. B.C. In the roadmap to 2030 discussions. You could mention this summer’s heat domes, wildfires and droughts.
- Ask them if they will commit to implementing the missing pieces of the plan, stop expanding LNG development, remove fossil fuel subsidies and act more boldly and quickly on the other climate policies.
- Ask if they will commit to the 10 bold climate actions that more than 200 civil society groups are calling for.
- Encourage them to share your concerns with their colleagues when they meet to discuss the climate plan.
Tips for the call
Our system makes calling government representatives easy. We’ll connect you through your phone to their office. You may be able to speak to the minister directly, but much more likely you will reach an assistant or leave a voicemail. Once the call rings through to your phone, use the talking points above as guides.
- Use a headset or hands-free — This will give you both hands to take notes about what was said.
- Be polite but firm — Make sure to ask for a response and provide them with return contact information.
- Thank them for their time and attention.