Government of Canada releases emissions projections, showing progress towards climate target
“Our plan to fight climate change and grow the economy is working. Our climate plan is on track to deliver the biggest cut to Canada’s emissions ever, because we’re pricing pollution, investing in clean energy, doubling the amount of nature we protect, and making our air cleaner by phasing out coal power.
While we have made a lot of progress over the last four years, we know there’s much more to do. We’re committed to exceeding our 2030 Paris target and getting to net-zero emissions by 2050, as well as to putting our five-year targets into law. To help us get there, we are committed to implementing new measures that will cut pollution faster– such as planting 2 billion trees and other nature-based solutions, cutting energy waste and energy bills, making clean power more available, protecting and conserving more of Canada’s lands and oceans than ever before, supporting zero-emissions clean tech companies, and more.
We continue to work towards being more ambitious to ensure a cleaner, more prosperous future for our kids and our grandkids.”
– The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Canada’s Changing Climate published in April 2019, indicated that the country is warming at twice the global average. Canada’s north is actually warming at three times the global rate.
The Canadian Parks and Wildlife Society has estimated that nature-based solutions to fight climate change can reduce emissions by an estimated 20 MT in 2030.
Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Environment and Climate Change Canada
819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll-free)
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