Submission to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance
David Suzuki Foundation
Climate solutions, Biodiversity renewable energy, fisheries and aquaculture, protecting coastal waters, economics, energy, climate change, green and just recovery
This submission to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance regarding its study of government response to COVID-19 outlines the David Suzuki Foundation’s recommendations for building back better. The Foundation calls on the government to align federal recovery strategy and stimulus measures with environmental priorities.
The recommendations include:
- Environmental conditions on federal emergency funding for the oil and gas sector and large employers, and the urgent need for emergency transit funding.
- Short- to medium-term investments with good potential to create local economic activity and jobs and deliver transformational environmental benefits.
- Strengthening (not weakening) the environmental regulatory framework.
- Policy measures to enable a well-being economy as the blueprint for recovery.