On December 9, 2016, the federal government and 11 provincial/territorial premiers representing 93% of the population signed the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change and Clean Growth. The plan sets a minimum price on carbon and lays out a series of steps the governments will take to achieve a 30% in the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 and embrace the opportunities in a low-carbon economy.
In the months leading up to agreement, Climate Action Network Canada – Réseau action climat Canada and its member organizations produced research, organized community meetings, blanketed social media, and negotiated behind the scenes to push for the strongest possible federal-provincial agreement.
There’s a lot more work ahead if Canada is to decarbonize its economy by mid-century. But the Pan-Canadian Framework is the first federal-provincial agreement to confront climate change, and CAN-Rac members are working hard to support implementation of the deal and push for the next round of carbon cuts. Here’s some of the research and analysis we’ve produced: