Achieving net-zero: How a climate accountability law will get us there

November 12, 2020 - 12:30pm

From Ecojustice:

The climate emergency is putting the safety of Canadians at risk. Changing the course of this crisis is within our control — but it will require the federal government to take decisive action now.

Canada has missed every greenhouse gas emission target it has ever set. Without a law that holds our elected leaders accountable for reducing Canada’s emissions, we run the risk of missing our 2030 target and our goal of net-zero by 2050.

That’s where you come in. We need your help to get a climate accountability law introduced and through Parliament. Similar laws in other countries reduced emissions: it can work in Canada too!

Join this special Q&A session and hear from Ecojustice lawyer Julia Croome, the lead author of the 2020 report A New Canadian Climate Accountability Act, on how a strong, new climate law will get us to net-zero by 2050 while aiding a just recovery and recognizing Indigenous voices.

You’ll also gain practical tips from Ecojustice’s Director of Legislative Affairs Tony Maas on how to hold your elected leaders to account for climate action. We need you — and every Canadian who desires real, substantive climate action from the federal government — to urge your MP to support a climate accountability law now.

Help make the case for a world-class climate law!


  • Julia Croome is an Ecojustice lawyer and lead author of a recent report on climate accountability law.
  • Tony Maas is Ecojustice’s Director of Legislative Affairs and well-versed in our federal political systems.
  • Dr. Anne Keary is a scholar, parent, and climate activist who organizes with Climatefast and For our Kids.