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Increased Oil and Gas Production in Canada
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Increased Oil and Gas Production in Canada

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Canada Country Manager Diane Szoller The biggest obstacle impacting 2030 and 2050 targets is increased oil and gas production/expansion of exports. In 2019, greenhouse gas emissions (GGEs) were relatively unchanged at 730 Mt CO2 eq, compared to 730 Mt CO2 eq in 2005. Emissions from oil and gas...

Canada’s Latest Reported Greenhouse Gas Emissions Level: a 21.4% Increase Compared to 1990
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Canada’s Latest Reported Greenhouse Gas Emissions Level: a 21.4% Increase Compared to 1990

Submitted by Canada Country Manager Diane SzollerCanada’s Latest Reported Greenhouse Gas Emissions Level: 730 MT CO2 eq in 2019, a 21.4% increase compared to 603 Mt CO2 eq in 1990 (Data source Environment and Climate Change Canada reporting) Emission Reduction Goals Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Ministry submits a national greenhouse gas emissions (GGE) inventory...

Canada Should Extend Practices that Reduced Energy Demand During COVID-19 Among Other Climate Mitigation Recommendations
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Canada Should Extend Practices that Reduced Energy Demand During COVID-19 Among Other Climate Mitigation Recommendations

Policy Recommendation # 1: Extend Practices that Reduced Energy Demand During COVID-19 Policy Recommendation # 2: Steps to Increase the Emission Reduction Targets of HEAHE Policy Recommendation # 3: Increase Accountability Measures for the Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act In their latest Emissions Gap Report, UNEP tells us more countries are committing to net-zero emissions goals...

Canada’s Electricity is Largely Hydro-Driven
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Canada’s Electricity is Largely Hydro-Driven

National Resources Canada describes the country’s total electricity generation in 2018 as 641 terawatt hours (TWh), or 2% of the world’s electricity generation. The breakdown of Canada’s energy usage is as follows: 60% hydro, 15% nuclear. 7% coal, 11% natural gas, and 7% renewables. In 2019, Canada exported 60.4 TWh—or 8%—of its electricity to the...

Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increased by 20.9% Since 1990
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Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increased by 20.9% Since 1990

Canada’s Latest Reported Greenhouse Gas Emissions Level: 729 MT in 2018, a 20.9% increase compared to 603 Mt in 1990 (Data source Environment and Climate Change Canada reporting). On November 19, 2020 Canada moved forward its proposed legislation, Bill C-12, promising both transparency and accountability to get to net-zero emissions by 2050. Every year, Canada’s...

Canadian Prime Minister’s Throne Speech Sets Forward a Sweeping Climate Mitigation Agenda
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Canadian Prime Minister’s Throne Speech Sets Forward a Sweeping Climate Mitigation Agenda

CLIMATE POLICY – Canada’s minority government received a confidence vote on its September 23rd Throne Speech plan (which opens every new session of Parliament). The pillars of the plan announced by Prime Minster Justin Trudeau are to: fight the pandemic and save lives, support people and businesses through the COVID-19 crisis, reconciliation, recognize Canada’s progress...

CAN-Rac Organizations Leading Climate Research in Canada
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CAN-Rac Organizations Leading Climate Research in Canada

There are a number of organizations that generate important climate change research and outcomes in Canada. Many are members of Climate Action Network Canada – Réseau action climat (CAN-Rac), a coalition of more than 100 organizations from across Canada. Individual efforts can be found as well through universities, businesses, and institutes. Climate funding may come...

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