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Canada reinvigorates its climate change strategy

Ottawa has updated its climate change plan to overshoot its Paris Agreement target

The Canadian government finally became serious about achieving its international climate change commitments in December, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announcing a raft of measures including a massive increase to the already controversial federal carbon tax. In the update to its 2016 climate change plan, the federal government is forecasting a reduction to the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of at least 31pc by 2030, from 2005 levels, slightly more than its Paris Agreement target of 30pc. And that is despite backtracking somewhat in the scope of its clean fuel standard (CFS). Before the update, it was projecting only a 19pc reduction in emissions over the period. The Trudeau



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