Harnessing the Potential of Renewable Energy
Fossil fuels are the largest contributors to greenhouse gases and the leading cause of climate change. If left unchecked, climate change will lead to devastating consequences for wildlife and humanity. WWF-Canada is committed to seeing Canada convert to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050. Making a move to renewable energy involves the installation of new technology, and often, these infrastructure changes can have negative impacts on wildlife and their habitats. WWF-Canada supports the transition to habitat-friendly renewable energy projects that consider the needs of both wildlife and communities.
Switching to renewables will eliminate emissions, causing climate breakdown while reducing related impacts such as forest fires, melting Arctic ice, sea-level rise, desertification, erosion and flooding. It will also limit disastrous fossil-fuel spills in our oceans and watersheds. With tremendous wind, solar, hydro, tidal and biomass potential, Canada is home to significant renewable energy reserves. We can make renewables Canada’s source of power, in turn creating climate-friendly jobs, exportable expertise and protecting nature.