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Canada lacks real plan for GHG reduction

October 8, 2014, Ottawa, Ont. – A federal watchdog has provided a scathing report for the Canadian government, pointing out countless environmental faults through a series of audits.


October 8, 2014
By Canadian Biomass

October 8, 2014, Ottawa, Ont. – A federal watchdog has
provided a scathing report for the Canadian government, pointing out countless
environmental faults through a series of audits.

 

According to an article from The Globe and Mail, the audits
show a lack of a real plan to cut emissions in Canada, and will miss the
targets for emission reduction set out in the Copenhagen Accord of 2005. It
also showed that the government has no long-term plan for environmental monitoring
in Alberta’s oilsands region.

 

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The audit report states that: “Despite some advances since
our 2012 audit, timelines for putting measures in place to reduce greenhouse
gas emissions have not been met and departments are not yet able to assess
whether measures in place are reducing emissions as expected. We also found that
Environment Canada lacks an approach for coordinating actions with the
provinces and territories to achieve the national target, and an effective
planning process for how the federal government will contribute to achieving
the Copenhagen target. In 2012, we concluded that the federal regulatory
approach was unlikely to lead to emission reductions sufficient to meet the
2020 Copenhagen target. Two years later, the evidence is stronger that the
growth in emissions will not be reversed in time and that the target will be
missed.”

 

To read the full audit, CLICK HERE

To read The Globe and Mail's report on the audit, CLICK HERE


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