Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Environment Canada projects the country is on pace to miss its GHG reduction target


The report, published by Canadian government, projects the country may emit at least 30 per cent more by 2030 than promised that year. Climate and energy think tank the Pembina Institute said the report is a “red flag” and a constant reminder that the "job is not done".
According to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Canada will emit between 697 and 790 megatonnes of greenhouse gases in 2030, while country’s goal under the Liberal government is to cut emissions to 523 megatonnes in 2030 - a reduction of 30 per cent below 2005 levels. At the same time, the projections in the report don’t include the accelerated phase out of coal by 2030, which was announced in  November last year. Read more at /www.thestar.com