2.1.2 Government operations

On Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 in Vision Green

The federal government should apply the same national GHG reduction goals to all its own operations. All new federal government buildings must meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) standards. Federally-owned buildings must adhere to LEED® Gold; leased buildings LEED® Silver standards. Standards should be continuously upgraded.

Carbon conditionality clauses: A Green government will negotiate with the provinces and every business, NGO, institution, city, province or territory that receives funding of any kind from the federal government to establish benchmarks and policies to reduce its GHG emissions in accordance with Canada’s goals. This will be phased in so that after 2017, 25% of all funding will include carbon reduction requirements, rising to 100% by 2030. Carbon conditionality will be a part of a wider set of sustainability conditionality clauses, reflecting other changes that are needed on the road to a healthier economy.

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