Canada’s Climate Change Policies Keep Its Paris Commitments Out of Reach

Canada probably will fail to meet its international commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under even the best-case scenario, according to a new report by the Canadian government. The country, which continues to expand oil and gas production in Alberta’s oil sands despite its stated ambitions to curtail emissions, will make little to no progress towards ambitious emissions reductions targets pledged in December 2015 under the Paris agreement. That’s the conclusion of a report published earlier this month by Environment and Climate Change, a federal agency tasked with reducing Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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