Faster and further : Canada's methane strategy.: En4-491/2022E-PDF

"Canada's 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan sets out an ambitious and achievable roadmap for Canada to reach its emissions reduction target of 40-45% below 2005 levels by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050. A key next step on this path is tackling methane emissions, which is one of the lowest cost opportunities to make important progress in the short-term on our climate goals. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas (GHG) that is responsible for roughly 30% of global warming since pre-industrial times. Lowering methane emissions is critical to limiting the rise of near-term global temperatures and the related impacts, such as increased wildfires, more severe storms and increased drought. The good news is that significant progress has already been made to reduce methane emissions in Canada. This strategy builds on that progress with plans to further reduce methane in oil and gas, agriculture and at landfill sites. With the methane reduction measures and supporting programs outlined in this strategy – current and planned – we estimate that Canada will be able to reduce domestic methane emissions by more than 35% by 2030, compared to 2020"--Executive summary, page 1.

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Department/Agency Canada. Environment and Climate Change Canada, issuing body.
Title Faster and further : Canada's methane strategy.
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Plus vite et plus loin : la stratégie canadienne sur le méthane.
The PDF copy has been replaced (2022-10-06) with an amended version as requested by the publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (page 37).
Publishing information Gatineau QC : Environment and Climate Change Canada = Environnement et changement climatique Canada, September 2022.
Description 1 online resource (37 pages) : colour illustrations
ISBN 9780660455457
Catalogue number
  • En4-491/2022E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number EC22117
Subject terms Methane -- Government policy -- Canada.
Atmospheric methane -- Government policy -- Canada.
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- Government policy -- Canada.
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