The Green Budget Coalition appreciated the major federal funding announcements for climate and nature in Budget 2023 and at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP15 in Montreal, and urges the government to continue to seize this opportunity to transform society to address the twin climate and biodiversity crises, create sustainable jobs and ensure enduring prosperity and well-being for all.
Building on the Green Budget Coalition’s expertise, this document provides a comprehensive package of timely budget and fiscal recommendations whose adoption would advance progress on climate, nature, and equity, while creating jobs and protecting individual and collective health.
The Green Budget Coalition is featuring five recommendations for Budget 2024:
- Financing nature protection and recovery in Canada
- Renovation wave for climate resilient homes and affordable home energy
- Advancing a zero-emissions electricity grid based on renewables
- Sustainable jobs for a net-zero Canada
- Sustainable agriculture
The Green Budget Coalition is comprised of 21 leading Canadian environmental and conservation organizations and is co-funded by the Catherine Donnelly, Echo, Gosling, Ivey, McConnell, McLean, Metcalf, Sitkka, and Willow & Grace foundations in addition to support from coalition member organizations.