Canada is ‘committed‘ to reducing its green house gas emissions by 20% from 2006 levels (no target date) — a 3% reduction from 1990 levels.
This is seen as the weakest commitment among developed nations. But, given the steady ravaging of the Tar Sand, is even this modest target remotely achievable?
Environmental non-governmentorganizations (ENGOs) have argued for a more ambitious target of lowering emissions by 25% from their level in 1990 by 2020. This call is broadly consistent with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which argued that the industrialized countries need to reduce their GHG emissions to 25-40% below the 1990 level by 2020 if they are to make a ‘fair’contribution.
Canada’s green house gas emissions per capita are nearly the worst in the west.
From the Conference Board of Canada: