MLA Fleming, environment critic, talks about Copenhagen

By Contributor
March 6th, 2010

MLA’s Michelle Mungall and Katrine Conroy will join Opposition Environment Critic Rob Fleming at the Selkirk Castlegar Campus on March 18. Rob will be discussing his 2009 Copenhagen Conference experiences. He will also speak about the positive changes that can happen towards a Green Economy. Rob will be speaking on Thursday, March 18, from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., in the Faculty Lounge at the Castlegar campus of Selkirk College. Students, staff and community members are all invited to attend.

In December of 2009 Rob Fleming attended the Copenhagen Conference on Climate with many other activists and world leaders. Rob will share his impressions of what he experienced and saw during his trip and what he sees as the challenge ahead. Rob will also discuss some of the positive environmental ideas that the New Democratic Party (NDP) Opposition has presented including a $150 million per year fund for climate change solutions and transit improvements in communities across the province.

B.C. faces the twin challenge of revitalizing and rethinking a downturned economy while taking action to mitigate climate change. With the right policies and actions, lowering the province’s carbon emissions can provide a tremendous opportunity to create green jobs and investment in every part of British Columbia.

What things should B.C. be doing to be a green economy leader for energy conservation, clean technology development, new transportation infrastructure, zero-emission buildings and supporting smart liveable communities? Take this opportunity to let the NDP know your thoughts.

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