Canada plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 % by 2030 (Download PDF)


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Canadian Minister Stephen Harper’s has formally announced its plans to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030 in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) summit 2015. In Paris conference 2015, a new international framework replacing the 1997 Kyoto Protocol which was earlier to be discussed. This Summit is aiming for international efforts to create a new frame work for addressing climate change.

  • The main reason considered to replace this anti-global warming treaty is due to its ineffective implementation because only rich countries (developed country such as US, UK) were required to limit their emissions.
  • United States had earlier announced to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 per cent cut by 2025 from 2005 levels.
  • Japan is announcing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 26 per cent by 2030 and European Union (EU) also had set a target to reduce emission of 35 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030.
  • China is a largest emitter of Carbon in the world and it officially has not committed its target to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions yet, but had set a target for the country’s emissions to peak by 2030 in a joint climate announcement with US in November, 2014.

- Published/Last Modified on: May 18, 2015


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