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OTTAWA – Québec announced today a parliamentary commission to study options for cutting carbon pollution from 35 to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The province’s climate leadership is welcome, but it needs to get on track to zero carbon pollution by 2050 by hitting its goal five years earlier.
“Canada and the provinces need to spur innovation and job creation by enshrining carbon reduction targets in law and by committing to cuts in five-year increments so businesses and consumers can plan,” says Louise Comeau, Executive Director of Climate Action Network.
Québec needs to support the United Nations climate negotiations by supporting efforts to establish targets for 2025, as the United States has done. The province also needs to commit to a rigorous monitoring, review and verification process to keep the province on track and to encourage other countries to do the same as we finalize an international climate agreement this December in Paris.
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