Emissions Reduction Plan - A Climate Change Update

Emissions Reduction Plan: Canada

The federal government of Canada is not on track to meet the 2030 target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% below the 2005 level by 2030. While the 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan included important mitigation measures to reduce emissions, some of these measures, such as the Oil and Gas Emissions Cap and the Clean Fuel Regulations, have been delayed.

Read the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act — 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan for the full report.

The World

The United Nations Environment Programme “Emissions Gap Report 2023,” reports that as things stand, fully implementing unconditional Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) made under the Paris Agreement would put the world on track for limiting temperature rise to 2.9 C above pre-industrial levels this century. Fully implementing conditional NDCs would lower this to 2.5 C.” Cutting emissions back to bring global temperatures down to 1.5 C or 2 C would be the equivalent of shutting down China, the United States, India, Japan and Russia”. See the graph below showing the world’s carbon emissions as of 2021.

picture graph of the percent of carbon emissions globally

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