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Global emissions are a global problem. In other words, the Alberta oil sands are not solely responsible for wildfires in Alberta. Regardless of whether a coal plant is in Canada, China, or the United states, the effect of GHGs in the atmosphere is roughly the same all over the world. At the local level, in Canada, we are not creating our climate.
We know that we are in this together. It will take cooperation from not only Canadians across Canada, but partnerships across the world. We cannot solve a global problem by ourselves. Whether it be providing developing countries with accessible, low-carbon energy products to replace coal, or making stronger efforts to offset emissions (e.g. tree planting), we can have a global impact in reducing emissions, but we need stronger, bolder leadership and supportive policy.
As world leaders in ESG, at Viewpoint we believe Canada has a responsibility to provide energy to the world as we transition to a new, low-carbon economy. This country was built on the values of hard-work, determination, collaboration, and most importantly, an openness and acceptance of opportunity and partnership. We set ourselves apart globally by the care and kindness we show for one another and others across the world; the challenge at hand requires us to call on these foundational values. We can follow the model our forefathers set, establishing new standards and leading meaningfully when we start listening to one another, opening our minds to new information and education, and work together towards a greater goal; not for ourselves, but for all the generations that will come after us.