Canada Canada among three G20 countries least likely to hit emissions targets

18:55  11 november  2019
18:55  11 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

City of Windsor earns an A grade for climate change action

  City of Windsor earns an A grade for climate change action The City of Windsor’s efforts to adapt to and mitigate climate change have been recognized by an international body with an A grade, the highest achievable. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a U.K.-based organization that supports companies and cities to disclose their environmental impact, has released the results of its 2019 questionnaire on behalf of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, and Windsor improved from an A-minus grade last year.

“The country is led by politicians who in one way or another deny either the science or are de facto denying it, and actively and wilfully opposing or obstructing climate He said the country ’s position was in contrast with its opportunities in renewable energy, which it had not exploited as fully as it could.

"None of the G - 20 ( emissions targets ) is in line with the Paris Agreement." The report shows an enormous gap A number of G - 20 countries actually saw their emissions increase in 2017, including Australia, Brazil, Canada Saudi Arabia's emissions will likely double by 2030, compared with 2014.

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OTTAWA — A report card on global climate action says Canada's plan to meet its greenhouse-gas emissions targets is among the worst in the G20.

Climate Transparency today is grading all the countries in the group of 20 with large economies on their climate performance and finds none of them has much to brag about.

It says Canada, South Korea and Australia are the farthest off meeting targets to cut emissions that are insufficient anyway.

The report says Canada is among the leaders in getting rid of coal power but is a laggard on a number of fronts, including energy use and emissions from cars and buildings.

Today's report says Canada has four times the G20 average for emissions per person from transportation and has more than twice the average emissions from buildings.

The G20 nations account for 85 per cent of global economic activity and produce 80 per cent of all emissions, putting the onus almost entirely on them to reduce emissions to prevent catastrophic impacts of climate change.

Experts optimistic amid predictions in new report that Canada will miss emission targets .
Some experts are optimistic despite a new international report that found Canada won't meet its 2030 and 2050 targets.Canada's climate targets are laid out in its Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. In particular, the federal government has stated that by 2030, it will have reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 30 per cent from 2005 levels.

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