Cover of a report available from the Pembina Institute.

Pan Canadian Framework for Addressing Climate Change Moving Forward, but Moving Fast Enough?

This post is based on a Dec 7 media release by the Pembina Institute.

Slipping implementation timelines put Canada’s clean growth ambitions at risk

New report highlights progress on the pan-Canadian climate plan in advance of one-year anniversary

Canada is not currently on track to meet its 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, and will likely miss its 2020 targets.

While some progress towards implementation of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (PCF – a document containing over 50 new measures for climate change mitigation and clean growth) has occurred in the last year, sustained action in 2018 is critical to ensure Canada’s clean growth goals don’t slip out of reach. The federal government, together with the provinces and territories, must accelerate implementation efforts according to a report released today by the Pembina Institute and partners, “State of the Framework: Tracking implementation of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change”.

Cover of a report available from the Pembina Institute.

Last year, first ministers negotiated a historic climate policy framework that set Canada on a path to achieve its 2030 climate target. Today’s report evaluates progress towards implementation of individual measures within the plan, including carbon pricing, phase-out of coal-fired power, decarbonization of transportation, oil and gas regulation and promotion of energy efficiency in the built environment.

2018 is a year of mounting climate ambition: as Canada steps into its G7 presidency, and as the international community works to finalize the Paris Agreement rulebook, continued leadership from all orders of government in Canada is essential. The report points to different forms this leadership can take: extending the national carbon pricing benchmark past 2022, establishing long-term governance and accountability structures, or increasing efforts to promote zero emissions vehicles.

Visit the Pembina Institute’s website to download a copy of State of the Framework: Tracking implementation of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

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