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YCS helps people get outside and promotes awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the Yukon’s ecosystems.

Research

YCS supports the conservation and protection of Yukon wild places.

Sustain

YCS supports humane, sustainable and responsible management of wildlife.

Advocate

YCS is a watchdog for industrial development and researches smart solutions for our territory.

Climate Change, Energy, and Green Economy Strategy

Some of our key recommendations to Yukon government include:

  1. Commit to reducing territory wide GHG emissions by 50% by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Monitor GHG reduction efforts of leading jurisdictions around the world, and commit to being a global leader
  2. Require all new mines to contribute new clean energy infrastructure to Yukon or finance energy efficiency and conservation initiatives that have lifetime GHG emissions reductions equal to the mine’s lifetime emissions
  3. Set measurable targets for GHG reductions within Yukon government’s operations to match or exceed the territorial goals stated in Recommendation 1
  4. Commit to landscape-scale conservation planning to guide human development toward an ecologically sustainable green economy
  5. Commit to recognizing ecosystem services as critical aspects of a green economy. An example is the water treatment and carbon sequestration provided by wetlands
  6. Support Yukon’s shift to a zero-waste, circular economy through education programs and incentives for people and industry to reduce waste

Yukon Conservation Society provided a total of 29 recommendations to Yukon government during the public consultation in the fall of 2018. Our complete submission can be found below. We will continue to engage on the development of this strategy as it will significantly influence the scale and eficacy of Yukon government's future climate policies and actions.

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