David Takayoshi Suzuki is a geneticist, broadcaster, and an environmental activist.
He was born March, 24, 1936 in Vancouver British Columbia. David Suzuki is important to Canadian history as he founded a non-profit organization that deals with issues like, Climate Solutions, Environmental Rights, and CitiesClimate Solutions focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and trying to stop global warming. The Trottier Energy Futures Project points to opportunities to dramatically reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions using existing technologies. The research also examines the country’s carbon-emissions challenges that could prevent progress. By knowing these challenges, the research identifies where innovation and new approaches will be needed in urban design, transportation, electricity generation, infrastructure, industrial production and societal change.On November 21, 2016, the federal government announced a plan to speed up the shift away from coal, Canada’s dirtiest power source. Under the new regulations, Canada will be free of conventional coal-fired electricity by 2030.
This was a major win for public health, the environment and the economy. The Foundation’s climate team has been working on this issue for more than a decade. This success would not have been possible without the tens of thousands of supporters like you who sent letters to the government through our “Say no to coal in Canada” online action. We delivered an anti-coal letter to Parliament Hill, representing almost 35,000 people in Canada, on the day of the government’s announcement. In 2015 and 2016, researchers from St. Francis Xavier University and the David Suzuki Foundation completed the most thorough ground-based measurement of methane emissions ever conducted in Canada.
Scientists travelled more than 8,000 kilometres using a sniffer truck, covering more than 1,600 well pads and facilities. This groundbreaking research revealed that methane pollution from B.C.’s oil and gas industry is at least 2.5 times higher than the former provincial government claimed.