Friday 23 April 2021

Canada pledges to cut emissions by at least 40% by 2030

CBC News shows that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged on April 22, 2021 at an international climate summit that Canada would aggressively curb greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 45 per cent over the next decade. Minister of Environment Jonathan Wilkinson and Green Party Leader Annamie Paul join Power & Politics to discuss what it would take for Canada to hit its new target.

Canada pledges to cut emissions by at least 40% by 2030.

Canada will 'blow past' its previous target of a 30 per cent reduction from 2005 levels by 2030, PM says.

Canada has certainly long maintained it would slash emissions by 30 per cent by 2030. That would mean lowering GHG emissions from 732 megatonnes to 513 megatonnes. A megatonne is a million tonnes.

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are produced when hydrocarbons, such as natural gas and oil, are burned. GHGs include carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, nitrous oxide and ozone, all of which contribute to climate change.

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