Climate Action News This Week

Canada’s INDC assessment by Climate Action Tracker May 20, 2015 Rating      *Excl. LULUCF credits and debits, excl. LULUCF base year emissions accounting rules and without application of historical threshold on emissions allowances in 2020 under the Doha decision. Assessment On 15 May 2015, Canada submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), communicating its economy-wide target to reduce greenhouse gas […]

Rising carbon emissions from oilsands a ‘unique’ challenge, federal cabinet told

CBC News May 20, 2015 Margo McDiarmid, Environment Reporter Canada may need international emissions credits to offset increasing emissions from oilsands Greenhouse gas emissions from increasing oilsands production will rise faster than Canada’s ability to curb them, the federal government was warned before new emissions reduction targets were announced last week. Cabinet documents obtained by […]

Now is the time to transform Canada’s approach to climate protection

by Louise Comeau Daffodils weren’t the only things blooming this May long weekend. New commitments to protecting the climate are blossoming all across the country. On May 15, the federal government announced its contribution to the United Nations negotiations on a new global climate treaty, with a national target to cut climate altering pollution 30 […]

Le Canada propose une cible mince pour la protection du climat

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE Pour diffusion immédiate Ottawa, Canada. Le 15 mai 2015. Le Canada a annoncé aujourd’hui une cible de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES) de 30 % sous les niveaux de 2005 d’ici 2030. La cible proposée serait atteinte cinq ans plus tard que celles des États-Unis ; elle […]