Candidates sought for Yukon Climate Leadership Council

Candidates sought for Yukon Climate Leadership Council

The Government of Yukon is seeking members to form the Yukon Climate Leadership Council.

The Yukon Climate Leadership Council is a working committee that will develop recommendations for how the Yukon can reach its 45 per cent greenhouse gas emission reduction target by 2030. Using Our Clean Future: A Yukon strategy for climate change, energy and a green economy as a framework, the council will develop plans to support the 45 per cent reduction target and submit a report of recommendations to the government by May 2022.

Reaching the Yukon’s 45 per cent greenhouse gas reduction target will require collaboration across the territory. The Government of Yukon is seeking a wide-range of representatives from environmental organizations, the renewable energy sector, industry leaders, Yukon First Nations governments, municipal governments, Yukon University and labour organizations.

In addition to technical expertise, traditional knowledge or lived experience related to the impacts of climate change in the Yukon, ideal candidates will have experience with advising or making recommendations to decision makers, demonstrate an ability to apply critical thinking, problem-solve and work in a team.

Interested applicants can send their resume and cover letter with relevant experience to climatechange@yukon.ca. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on August 30, 2021.

Climate change is real and Yukoners continue to witness its significant impacts first hand. As we collectively work towards a goal of a 45 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, it is important to hear from those with technical expertise, traditional knowledge or lived experience related to the impacts of climate change in the Yukon. If you have an understanding of the ways to reduce territorial greenhouse gas emissions, you may be an ideal candidate for the Yukon Climate Leadership Council. 

Minister of Environment Nils Clarke

Yukoners throughout the territory have seen how devastating the impacts of this climate crisis are, from forest fires to flooding. This is an emergency, and we need to treat it that way. That’s why I’m so excited about our new goal for a 45 per cent reduction in emissions. I’m really looking forward to hearing the Leadership Council’s ideas and stories. Everyone is impacted by the Climate Crisis, and everyone’s voice should be at that table. Even if you feel like you might not be qualified, I encourage anyone with climate change knowledge or experience – traditional or academic – to apply to the leadership council.

MLA Emily Tredger, Whitehorse Centre

Quick facts 
  • The Yukon Climate Leadership Council is a working committee that will develop recommendations for how the Yukon can reach its 45 per cent greenhouse gas emission reduction target by 2030.

  • Applications must be emailed to climatechange@yukon.ca by 4:30 p.m on August 30, 2021. For more information contact Climate Change Secretariat Director Rebecca Turpin at Rebecca.Turpin@yukon.ca or visit Climate change in Yukon.

     

  • In addition to technical expertise, traditional knowledge or lived experience related to the impacts of climate change in the Yukon, ideal candidates will have experience with advising or making recommendations to decision makers, demonstrate an ability to apply critical thinking, problem-solve and work in a team.

  • The council is intended to represent a diversity of views including representatives from environmental organizations, the renewable energy sector, industry leaders, Yukon First Nations governments, municipal governments, academia and labour organizations.

Contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca

Chantelle Rivest
Communications, Environment
867-334-9815
chantelle.rivest@yukon.ca

Francois Picard
Yukon NDP Caucus
867-336-2025 / 1-800-661-0408 x7051
Francois.Picard@yla.gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
21-284