Renewable Regina: Putting Equity into Action
David Suzuki Foundation and partners
Authored by: Emily Eaton, Simon Enoch
Partners: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, EnviroCollective, Community Engagement and Research Centre, University of Regina
Climate solutions, Cities climate change, decarbonization, Saskatchewan, renewable energy, energy, green and just recovery
According to researchers from the University of Regina and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Regina City Council must focus on equity when implementing the 100% Renewable Regina motion adopted unanimously by council in 2018. This report highlights the voices and perspectives of communities that have experienced marginalization in Regina as well as labour leaders from public and private sector unions. It recommends the city convene two committees to help guide its energy and sustainability framework: an equity committee on sustainability that includes people from marginalized communities and the organizations that serve them, and a just transition committee composed of workers and their representatives from unionized and non-unionized sectors.
Build Back Better: Designing a Canadian economic system that grows well-being and quality of life
The David Suzuki Foundation recommends that Canada aim to “build back better” from COVID-19 by pursuing an economic system that prioritizes well-being for all. This includes addressing ongoing environmental crises such as climate change and pervasive inequities in prosperity and quality-of-life.
Green Strings: Principles and conditions for a green recovery from COVID-19 in Canada
We are at a historic turning point. The global COVID-19 health crisis has forced us to pursue recovery on a scale that will transform our economy and society, with lasting impacts on our ability to confront another urgent crisis—climate change.