SUBMISSION — A New Climate for Conservation: Letter from Scientists to Premier Gordon Campbell
David Suzuki Foundation and partners
Authored by: James E. Hansen, Bill McKibben, Stuart Pimm, William Rees, David Schindler, Fiona Schmiegelow, Michael Soulé, Nancy Turner, Andrew Weaver
Partners: Working Group on Biodiversity, Forests and Climate
This letter, signed by prominent scientists and conservationists, was sent to the B.C. government on release of the report, A New Climate for Conservation: Nature, Carbon and Climate Change in British Columbia, which examines how conserving nature is a critical element in the fight to slow climate change and in efforts to adapt to the effects of climate change. It explores the role of nature conservation in a climate action strategy for ecological adaptation and ecological mitigation. Its key recommendation is to develop a comprehensive and integrated Nature Conservation and Climate Action Strategy for British Columbia.