Canada’s INDC assessment by Climate Action Tracker

May 20, 2015




 *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.


On 15 May 2015, Canada submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), communicating its economy-wide target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% below 2005 levels in 2030. After accounting for forestry we estimate this is a reduction of 21% below 2005 levels of industrial GHG …

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 CBC News reveal the thinking behind the scenes as the cabinet members mulled over various proposals for Canada’s target to cut its greenhouse emissions 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 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. On May 14, Ontario announced it would cut its emissions 37 percent below 1990 by 2030; Quebec is expected …

Canada announces climate commitment and it’s weaker than it looks


On Friday, Canada announced it will cut carbon pollution by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030 as part of this year’s international climate negotiations in Paris. While any action regarding Canada’s efforts to reduce its carbon emissions is an improvement over its current situation, the proposed target is far weaker than pledges from the US and EU. The Canadian plan fails to address the Alberta tar sands—the nation’s largest source of carbon emissions—and relies on questionable carbon accounting

Le Canada propose une cible mince pour la protection du climat

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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 est aussi basée sur une comptabilité douteuse sur le rôle des forêts et les changements d’utilisation du territoire; et, elle comprend des crédits de …