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 will be working hard to support implementation of the deal and push for the next round of carbon cuts.
Climate Action Network Canada – Réseau action climat Canada had an active presence at COP 21, the United Nations climate change summit held in Paris November 30-December 12, 2015. That conference produced an historic agreement, in which most countries of the world committed to begin reducing their emissions of climate-busting greenhouse gases (GHGs)—knowing full well that the Paris targets would not go far enough to stabilize the global climate.
CAN-Rac worked closely with the global climate movement to promote a strong, successful outcome in Paris. We were proud of the results the conference produced, and now we’re making the case for faster, deeper GHG cuts, across Canada and around the world.