Canadian environmental sustainability indicators: En4-144/48-2017E-PDF
progress towards Canada's greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.
"The Progress Towards Canada's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Target indicator provides an overview of the projected greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada until the year 2030. This indicator was developed using historical emissions data from 1990 to 2014. The reference scenario represents a "with current measures" scenario that takes into account actions taken by governments, consumers and businesses up to 2014 as well as the future impacts of federal and provincial policies and measures put in place as of November 1, 2016. Key drivers of GHG emissions in Canada are oil and gas price and production projections (from the National Energy Board's Canada's Energy Future report), which are subject to external commodity market pricing, and economic growth (aligned with Finance Canada's macroeconomic projections). Because these drivers can be quite volatile and have a critical impact on GHG projections, alternative scenarios that reflect different assumptions about oil and gas prices and production (from Canada's National Energy Board) as well as different rates of economic growth have been developed"--Description, p. 7.
|Department/Agency||Environment and Climate Change Canada.|
|Title||Canadian environmental sustainability indicators|
|Subtitle||progress towards Canada's greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.|
|Other Language Editions||[French]|
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|Note||Issued also in French under title: Indicateurs canadiens de durabilité de l'environnement : progrès vers la cible de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre du Canada. "February 2017."|
|Number of Pages||13 p. :|
|Subject Terms||Atmospheric emissions, Greenhouse gases, Pollution control, Environmental indicators|
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