Today I mailed out 84 copies of a book I received from the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). Each MLA in the BC Legislature will receive their personal copy today. The book is written as a graphic novel with its content grounded in a detailed report published by the WBGU in 2011 entitled: World in Transition – A Social Contract for Sustainability.
In light of the fact that we just repealed some rather important climate mitigation policy, and in its place introduced two rather flimsy pieces of LNG legislation, I felt it was important for MLAs to brief themselves on the importance of transitioning our economy to the use low carbon energy systems.
Below I reproduce the letter I sent to MLAs as well as our media advisory.
December 1, 2014
In the spirit of giving this Christmas, please find attached a copy of the book “The Great Transformation: Climate – Can we beat the heat?” produced by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). This book, recently translated into English by Bob Culverhouse, was developed in an easy-to-read comic-style in order to reach a broad and diverse audience
For your information, the WBGU, an independent, scientific advisory body comprising many of Germany’s most esteemed scholars, also recently produced a new report entitled “Climate Protection as a world Citizen Movement”, which can be accessed at:
This new report provides a thorough assessment of the challenge faced by global society as we attempt to decarbonize our energy systems. I encourage you to browse through this comprehensive analysis.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday over the Christmas break and I look forward to seeing you again in the New Year.
Media Statement: December 2, 2014
Weaver gives all MLAs graphic novel on climate change for Christmas
For Immediate Release
Victoria, B.C. – Today, in the backdrop of new greenhouse gas emissions legislation that was passed during the fall legislative session, Andrew Weaver, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head and Deputy Leader of the B.C. Green Party mailed an individual copy of The Great Transformation: Climate – Can we beat the heat? to every MLA in British Columbia.
The Great Transformation is an easy-to-read graphic-style book produced by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). The WBGU is an independent, scientific advisory body comprising many of Germany’s most esteemed scholars. The book, which is based on the WBGU’s 2011 report “World in Transition – A Social Contract for Sustainability”, outlines the steps necessary to transition towards a low-carbon, sustainable society.
In the package sent to MLAs, Mr. Weaver also included a link to the WGBU new report titled “Climate Protection as a World Citizen Movement”. The report provides a thorough assessment of the challenge faced by global society as we attempt to decarbonize our energy systems.
Mat Wright – Press Secretary, Andrew Weaver MLA
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