Climate Resilience & Green Economy
Like you, Ashley loves Edmonton's River Valley and parks. Ward Métis is the only ward that straddles both banks of the North Saskatchewan, therefore, it will be doubly as important for the councillor of Ward Métis to be a responsible steward. Ashley's background in Sustainability makes her the strongest candidate to be entrusted with this cherished natural asset. Residents of Ward Métis are also concerned about climate change, and want to see action. Let's accelerate our Energy Transition Strategy, and look for opportunities to create jobs, and capture economic growth from green industries.
Edmonton’s River Valley is our most valuable natural asset. Let’s protect it so that current and future residents can enjoy it.
This means balancing conservation and activation to meet our environmental, societal, and city building objectives. We must conserve and restore natural systems (ex. restoring creeks), protect communities from hazardous uses, oppose inappropriate development in the River Valley, while improving the connectivity and accessibility of our trail system, which in many areas is crumbling beneath us.
Capturing Economic Growth & Green Industries
Climate change presents us with an opportunity to bring sustainable jobs to Edmonton.
Let’s support innovation and private investment in green industries and businesses. We can build on our existing strengths as a world leader in energy by supporting the growth of industries like hydrogen, green building, energy storage, & grid infrastructure. As the Federal and Provincial governments look to expand hydrogen fuel, Edmonton is uniquely positioned to attract investment, diversify our economy, and position us to succeed in the 21st century.
Action On Climate Change
Let’s accelerate the implementation of Edmonton’s energy transition strategy, which will return between $2.5-3.4 billion dollars in net present value to our City.
Taking climate action is not at odds with growing our economy. By adopting more efficient patterns of development, and supporting a low carbon transportation system, we can lower our greenhouse gas emissions, maintenance costs and upkeep. We’re taking steps by expanding our LRT system, electrifying our fleet, and ensuring City of Edmonton buildings meet a high standard of energy efficiency, but we can do more.