17 May '11, 9am

Top 10 Elected Officials Leading the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy

Top 10 Elected Officials Leading the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy

6) Elizabeth May, MP (Green Party Leader, Canada). I recently wrote about my optimistic feelings regarding the election of Canada’s first Green Party MP, Elizabeth May. While many assume the Green Party is full of tree-hugging, anti-capitalist liberals, Canada’s Green Party has a clear focus on integrating environmental and climate protection along with growing the economy. As the Leader of the Green Party, MP May will now be able to promote climate capitalism at the federal level. I recently suggested in Corporate Knights that Elizabeth May and I team up to a debate with Canada’s “fossil” Prime Minister, Stephen Harper on the topic of climate protection and the economy. Armed with the Green Party’s Smart Economy platform and Climate Capitalism , I feel we could win the battle with facts about how communities, companies and countries are already profiting from the transiti...

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