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Go green


Environment and Climate Change Minister tells Mohawk students to pursue careers in green technology

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna visited Mohawk College where she urged students to purse careers aimed at finding smart and sustainable solutions to climate change. The Minister said that taking action on climate change could bring $26 trillion in benefits to the global economy, and that students are well-positioned to take advantage of that growth.

The Minister's commments follow a September 2018 report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate that claims the benefits of cleaner, climate-smart growth may be significantly underestimated. The report says that taking bold action on climate could generate $26 trillion in economic benefits and create 65 million new low-carbon jobs by 2030.