Climate Change Issues In Canada

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Climate change is a series of phonemes ranging from rising sea levels, shrinking mountain glaciers to global warming.

In the past, the government of Canada developed plans to meet Kyoto targets, and the plan included mandatory emission reduction for factories and raise funds to invest in projections that could effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, the government of Cananda
Canada’s current plan to reduce greenhouse gases is insufficient. The report from Environment Canada shows that Canada is failing to achieve even its 2020 targets(Pittis, 2015). The reason is that the public policy of meeting the target is unorganized. This can be seen that most Canadian provinces do not have plans to put price on carbon. The main reason
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Being three of the largest and most resourceful countries on the planet - Canada, the US and the EU have promised more than two decades ago to take action in resolving climate change issues. The INDC submissions by each country can provide insightful knowledge regarding each country’s effort and ambition in reducing climate change impact. Unsurprisingly, Canada’s effort presented in its INDC has shown to be disappointing compared to recent commitments from the US and the EU. For example, Canada’s promise of cutting carbon pollution to 28% from 2005 levels is by 2030, which is 5 years behind the US. The situation is even more embarrassing when compared to the European Union, which has committed to reduce carbon pollution by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 (CAN, 2015). According to research from World Resources Institute, Canada only has to reduce its emission by 1.7% between 2020 and 2030, whereas the EU and the US are both aiming at 2.8% to hit their respective targets (Yeo, 2015). Furthermore, the Canadian submission has stated that it may use international market mechanisms to satisfy its goal, without even clarifying the extent of such usage. Whereas the EU and the US have never mentioned the possibility of such actions. This not only shows how unambitious Canada is towards its climate change policy, but is also an arguably unethical action since the traded reduction can be counted for both traders. Furthermore, even though Canada’s decarbonization plan from 2010 to 2020 is more aggressive than the EU and US’s, current progress is suggesting the possibility that Canada would not reach remotely close to its goal (Damassa, 2015). Moreover, this ‘lead’ is expected to vanish as Canada’s 2030 plan is significantly less ambitious than the US. As discussed previously, one of the main issues for Canada’s poor reputation in climate policy is its severe lack of

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