Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Canada is committing to a goal of reducing its GHG emissions by 30 percent by 2030 compared to 2005 levels

Also, Canada announced its “intention to develop new regulatory measures for the oil, gas, and chemical industries. At the same time the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) noted that Canada’s pledges were also concerning because, as of now, the country isn’t on track to meet its 2020 emissions reductions targets. Without significant new policies, Canada wouldn’t meet its Copenhagen Accord target to reduce its emissions 17 percent by 2020, compared to 2005 levels. The NRDC also called Canada’s commitment “significantly weaker” than that of the United States. Read more at