Trudeau unveils new net-zero emissions plan to meet climate

Trudeau unveils new net-zero emissions plan to meet climate

Postby Oscar » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:07 pm

Trudeau unveils new net-zero emissions plan to meet climate change targets

[ https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/net-ze ... 613_219071 ]

Critics decry legislation that doesn't include penalties for failing to meet targets

CBC News - November 19, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his government's net-zero accountability plan at the Ornamental Gardens in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)


Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson tabled new legislation today that would force current and future federal governments to set binding climate targets to get Canada to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The bill, if passed, would require the federal government to set five-year interim emissions reduction targets over the next 30 years to ensure progress toward that ambitious goal.

The legislation, C-12, fulfils a Liberal election promise to be more aggressive at cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and to get Canada to net-zero emissions by 2050.

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