The 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 an achievable and concrete pathway to a climate resilient future. It lays out what is needed in order for us to feed, shelter, transport and produce electricity without the use of fossil fuels, with foundational chapters on nature, green jobs and the human impacts of climate change.

Under the pretext of being “practical,” many governments have chosen not to publicly discuss the urgency and scale of work required to adequately address the climate crisis. That means it is up to the community to find a pathway forward, and Manitoba’s Road to Resilience can provide the footholds. We want communities to read it, discuss it and add to future updates.

We invite you to read the Road to Resilience: A Community Climate Action Pathway to a Fossil Fuel Free Future and Road to Resilience: Energy Solutions, advocate for further change and provide feedback to help make this vision a reality.

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.

Community Building Green Audit Process

In mid-January we had our first Community Building Green Audit meeting with Swan Lake First Nation, and it was a great success.

Manitoba government “affordability” announcement fails people and planet

Today’s announcement by Premier Heather Stefanson is playing politics with the affordability crisis and climate action.

Climate action requires provincial leadership

Written By: Hannah MuhajarineAs published in the Winnipeg Free Press, December 1st, 2022 All governments must heed the dire warnings from United Nations scientists calling for action on climate. The Manitoba government’s Made in Manitoba Climate and Green Plan aims to...

Climate Change Workshops in Indigenous Communities

By: Dr. Durdana Islam, Project Manager   Manitoba’s Climate Action Team (CAT) is a coalition of five environmental organizations working to create a roadmap to climate resilience in our province. Coalition members include: Climate Change Connection, Wilderness...

A Quick Introduction to the Social Cost of Carbon

A Quick Introduction to the Social Cost of CarbonAt last, in its most recent review of climate science, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change worked up the courage to say:[1] It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land....

Climate Action Incentive = Opportunity: Coming to you this Friday, July 15th

“Cost of living is through the roof, fuel prices are at record highs, we can’t afford carbon taxes!” Quite the contrary.  Canada has had a carbon price for a few years now, and it will not (and definitely should not) go anywhere. Pricing carbon pollution is widely...

Sustainable Agriculture: Fact and Fancy

Agriculture contributes 8 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, so we need to change how we farm. Climate change will also reduce the quality and quantity of our food. Addressing climate change, then, will help save the rural prairie economy.

International Disappointment Parties: COP vs. the Road to Resilience

Representatives from around the world converged in Glasgow for COP26 in November (after being delayed one year due to the global pandemic), to check in again on who’s responsible for stopping climate change. I’m going to go ahead and spoil the main outcome right now:...

Road to Resilience: Energy Solutions Fact Sheet

 Energy Solutions for Manitoba is the a groundbreaking study to examine in detail how a Canadian province can replace its fossil fuels with low-carbon electricity. In Manitoba, all fossil fuels are imported and account for roughly 60% of annual climate pollution. In...

A Just Transition— a good idea. Tell the Feds on March 12th

On February 28th, the leading climate scientists of the world (270 of them from 67 countries) told us (again) that if we don’t rapidly transition away from fossil fuels now, our future is unfathomably difficult—it is hungry, it is sick, it is war-torn, it is...

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

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.