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Starting the year with action — climate priorities in 2024

  • 2023 was a challenging year marked by wildfires, high costs of living, and political strife, but also saw significant climate victories like the transition away from fossil fuels and the establishment of a loss and damage fund at the UN climate conference in Dubai.

  • Climate priorities for 2024 include reducing oil and gas emissions, with the Canadian government working on finalizing a policy to address this, and strengthening methane regulations to reduce its significant climate warming impact.

  • Efforts to shift Canada’s electricity grid to 100% renewable energy by 2035 are underway, with benefits including improved energy affordability, job creation, and enhanced energy security.

  • Addressing affordability and climate crises together, the push for free heat pumps, energy-efficiency retrofits for low-income families, and a windfall profit tax on oil and gas companies are key initiatives.

  • The David Suzuki Foundation is focused on exposing the oil industry’s deceptive practices, stopping LNG infrastructure expansion, and ending fossil fuel subsidies to accelerate the transition to renewable energy.

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