Manitoba’s Road to Resilience

Manitoba can meet the goals set out in the IPCC’s 1.5 report. We have a community climate plan to do it.

Manitoba’s Road to Resilience is a series of reports that outline an achievable and concrete pathway to a climate resilient future, while considering human and economic impacts. The series lays out what is needed in order for us to feed, shelter, and transport Manitobans without the use of fossil fuels.

Reports in the series include:

– Volume 1: Community Pathway
– Volume 2: Energy Solutions
– Volume 3: Policy Solutions

Who We Are 

Manitoba’s Climate Action Team (CAT) is a coalition of environmental organizations in Manitoba working together to envision, investigate, and promote a road to climate resilience in our province. Member groups came together in late 2017 to independently review and consult with the public over the Province’s recently released Climate and Green Plan. CAT was formed one short year later when the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5 Report was released, stating how fast we need to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions in order to prevent irreversible outcomes. This drove home the need for an intentional, collaborative, and grassroots effort to push toward the future that we want.

Review of Manitoba’s emission reduction report card: we’re lagging behind

No further emission increases are tolerable. Any more half-baked measures will half-bake us.

Advice to my younger self

“Hope is short-lived unless coupled with a desire for future worlds that are not depressing but instead so enticing that they might lead us to yearn for a new way of being.”

Launch of Affordable Energy Policy Solutions in Manitoba

The first section of Road to Resilience: Volume 3, Policy Solutions is here

The 2023 provincial budget is too sparse on climate spending

Climate spending creates jobs, saves households money, and creates healthier, more equitable communities

Tackle ‘fossilflation’ with local clean energy

Renewable energy is locally generated energy, not exposed to corporate profit-taking or market swings.

Manitoba’s new climate target aims low, puts province further behind

A climate target is more than just a number. It is about vision, leadership, and planning, and the government’s target reveals a lack of all three.

2023 Provincial Budget Recommendations

You have the chance to demand the government take more meaningful action on climate now by participating in pre-budget consultations.

Climate Action Plans: Part 3

Climate-Shlimate… make whatever plans you want

Climate Action Plans: Part 2

Top-down, Bottom-up, Inside-out and Backwards

Climate Action Plans: Part 1

Mitigation, Adaptation and Implementation

A Resilient Future

To achieve a true and adequate resilience, Manitoba needs to focus on feeding ourselves, moving ourselves, and sheltering ourselves without the use of fossil fuels.

 

Transportation

We need to move all goods and people without gasoline or diesal

Food

We need to feed ourselves locally without fossil fuel fertilizers or diesel for machinery

Shelter

We need to heat all of our buildings (old and new) affordably without natural gas

The work of Manitoba’s Climate Action Team is made possible thanks to funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Winnipeg Foundation

Our mission is to provide a framework for individuals, organizations, and communities to communicate and collaborate on a non-partisan, specific, and actionable path that will help Manitoba achieve resilience to climate impacts and move swiftly toward a fossil-fuel free future.