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A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency

with Seth Klein
Hosted by Dimitri Lascaris

A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency

with Seth Klein
Hosted by Dimitri Lascaris
Seth Klein - Photo by Erica Johnson

Lawyer, journalist, and activist, Dimitri Lascaris hosts a conversation on meeting our climate change commitments with author and analyst Seth Klein. His bestseller, A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency, shows that radical transformative climate action can be done, while producing jobs and reducing inequality as we retool how we live and work.

 

Klein suggests that we can do it now because we’ve done it before: During the Second World War, Canadian citizens and government remade the economy by retooling factories, transforming their workforce, and making the war effort a common cause for all Canadians to contribute to.

 

He demonstrates how wartime thinking and community efforts can be repurposed today for Canada’s own Green New Deal, and shares how we can create jobs and reduce inequality while tackling our climate obligations for a climate neutral?or even climate zero?future. 

 

From enlisting broad public support for new economic models, to job creation through investment in green infrastructure, Klein shows us a bold, practical policy plan for Canada’s sustainable future. More than this, he offers a remarkably hopeful message for how we can meet the defining challenge of our lives.

 

Books are available from our friends at  Perfect Books .

 

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