B.C. government seeking public input on climate plan

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Premier Christy Clark announced Thursday the province plans to seek public input on the next B.C. climate plan.

Public engagement for the Climate Leadership Plan will start on Monday, January 25 and will run for two months via a web-based poll.

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Premier Clark also announced she will chair a new cabinet that will oversee the government’s climate change policies and actions, and will consist of Environment Minister Mary Polak, Finance Minister Mike de Jong, and Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman among others.

“British Columbians’ input will help strengthen our final Climate Leadership Plan and ensure that it represents the values and actions that British Columbians support,” said executive director of Clean Energy Canada Merran Smith in a statement.

“We applaud the appointment of this cabinet committee on climate change. It is a good step and signals the priority that government is giving to meaningful climate action.”

After the official Climate Leadership Plan is released later this spring, the committee will stay in place to aid the province in reaching its climate change goals.

The government launched its first round of consultation with First Nations groups this past summer.

Keep an eye on the website for the launch of the consultation.

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