VANCOUVER – Stand.earth, the international organization co-founded by B.C. environmentalist Tzeporah Berman, has analysed the climate platforms of four Canadian political parties — and found they all leave something to be desired.
In its latest report, Stand.earth says neither the Greens, New Democrats, Liberals nor Conservatives do enough to avert the worst impact of climate change.
The report says the federal Greens have the strongest platform with a call to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, but Stand.earth says the rest of the platform lacks specifics and isn’t clear enough about the need to halt almost all further fossil fuel extraction.
The New Democrat platform is also criticized for lacking details while Stand.earth says Liberal climate plans “won’t get the job done,” and Conservative proposals are just a “trick” to make it appear that action is being taken.