Lessons learned from Canada's record on climate change.: FA1-26/2021-1-5E-PDF

"The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development and the Auditor General of Canada have been reporting to Parliament on Canada's climate change performance since 1998. Major international commitments to fight climate change, of which Canada has been a part, date back to 1992. In undertaking this look at 3 decades of Canadian action and inaction on climate change, we reviewed our previous audit recommendations and interviewed senior climate experts, former government officials, and former commissioners. Drawing from this collective experience, this report identifies trends in Canada's efforts to fight climate change, along with 8 lessons learned from Canadian accomplishments and mistakes[.] … This is not an audit report. Instead, this report provides a historical perspective on Canada's action to address climate change mitigation and adaptation in order to inform parliamentarians. Parliamentarians are instrumental in ensuring that Canada transitions to a low-emission economy and ultimately must hold the government to account in meeting its climate change objectives. This report also aims to build Canadians' awareness of the climate crisis, to share the Commissioner's views, and to position future work on Canada's climate change efforts"--About the report, pages 3-4.

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Department/Agency Canada. Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, author, issuing body.
Title Lessons learned from Canada's record on climate change.
Series title Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the Parliament of Canada, 2561-1801 ; report 5
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Leçons tirées de la performance du Canada dans le dossier des changements climatiques.
Issued also in HTML format.
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information [Ottawa] : Office of the Auditor General of Canada = Bureau du vérificateur général du Canada, 2021.
Description 1 online resource (iii, 38 pages) : illustrations (some colour).
ISBN 9780660405353
Catalogue number
  • FA1-26/2021-1-5E-PDF
Subject terms Climate change mitigation -- Government policy -- Canada.
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- Government policy -- Canada.
Climate change mitigation -- Canada -- Finance.
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- Canada -- Finance.
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