The First Nations Major Projects Coalition announced the release of the Toward Net Zero by 2050 post-conference report, “The only road to net zero runs through Indigenous lands.”
Canada and the United States are both accelerating their energy transition to net zero. This transition is a response to worsening global climate change and is part of the global transition toward a net zero emissions of global greenhouse gases. However, the real question here is “Can we protect the earth’s atmosphere fast enough to avoid catastrophic impacts and without further damaging and disenfranchising Indigenous lands, cultures, and societies?”
The Toward Net Zero by 2050 conference hosted by the First Nations Major Project Coalition (Canada) and First Peoples Worldwide (US) on April 25-26, 2022 in Vancouver, Canada presented ideas that together laid new ground on what Indigenous nations, industry sectors, and governments can each do to achieve this solution and vision: a new reality in which Indigenous nations own, or are presented with the opportunity to own, equity ownership in net zero-focused energy and climate solutions infrastructure projects.
Click here to view a video recap of the 2022 conference.
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