Climate change Conservation planning

WCS Canada comments on Ontario's IESO Pathways to Decarbonization May 2023

O'Connor, C., Farrell, C., & Ray, J.


Abstract

We support actions to help Ontario and Canada meet their climate commitments, including efforts to reduce emissions across all sectors, and protecting natural carbon stores and sinks such as the northern forests and peatlands in the far north in Ontario. Therefore, we support transitioning Ontario’s electricity production to lower emitting sources. However, our overarching concern is that the IESO Pathways to Decarbonization Study is currently very narrowly scoped on maintaining business-as-usual approaches, and that the proposed approach will therefore fail to meet climate commitments and targets.

Recommended citation

O'Connor, C., Farrell, C., & Ray, J. (2023). WCS Canada comments on Ontario's IESO Pathways to Decarbonization May 2023. WCS Canada. https://library.wcs.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/API/Entries/Download?EntryId=49302&PortalId=96

Constance O'Connor

Constance O'Connor

Director, Ontario Northern Boreal Program

Claire Farrell

Claire Farrell

Science and Youth Coordinator

Justina Ray

Justina Ray

President & Senior Scientist

WCS Canada comments on Canada's Critical Minerals Strategy, to Natural Resources Canada

WCS Canada comments on Canada's Critical Minerals Strategy, to Natural Resources Canada

Perpetuating current approaches and proceeding with an “extraction first” mentality is going to have massive climate consequences.
Justina Ray