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Climate Action 2009-2010

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REGIONAL FOCUS: CANADA FACT SHEET: CANADA’S APPROACH TO CLIMATE CHANGE © Ian Muttoo/Flickr FACT SHEET 202 The Government of Canada is committed to reducing Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions from 2006 levels by 20 per cent by 2020 and by 60 to 70 per cent by 2050. Canada is also committed to: } The G8 goal to support the reduction of global emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050, and that developed countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions in aggregate by 80 per cent or more by 2050; } The goal of having 90 per cent of Canada’s electricity provided by non-emitting sources such as hydro, nuclear, clean coal or wind power by 2020; } Introducing tough new regulations to limit greenhouse gas emissions from the automotive sector; } Continuing to work towards a harmonised approach with the U.S. on greenhouse gas emissions reductions. This approach includes the Clean Energy Dialogue, a North American wide cap-and-trade system, and regulations for vehicle emissions; } Providing several billion dollars in green investments through the Government’s Economic Action Plan to protect the environment, stimulate Canada’s economy, and transform Canadian technologies; and, } Playing an active and constructive role at the UN climate change talks leading up to the Copenhagen conference in December. As Canada tackles this challenge, the country is proceeding on three parallel pathways to address climate change with strong domestic, continental and international action. FUNDING The Government of Canada supports an approach to climate change that achieves real environmental and economic benefits for Canadians. Canada’s approach is realistic, yet ambitious considering its growing population and energy-intensive industrial sector. Canada’s Economic Action Plan includes several billion dollars in green investments designed to protect the environment, stimulate Canada’s economy and transform its technologies. This includes an investment of approximately CAN$1 billion over five years through a Clean Energy Fund for clean energy research and demonstration projects, as well as CAN$1 billion over five years for a Green Infrastructure Fund to support targeted investments in infrastructure that will contribute to improved air quality and lower carbon emissions. Canada sees carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology as a significant opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of fossil fuels, as well as a way to help balance Canada’s energy needs with environmental protection. For this reason, the Government of Canada is making substantial investments towards CCS demonstration projects, including: } upwards of CAN$3.5 billion for four to six large-scale fully-integrated CCS demonstration projects; } CAN$240 million allocated from Budget 2008 towards a CAN$1.4 billion project to rebuild a unit at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam coal-fired power plant; } CAN$151 million through the ecoENERGY Technology Initiative towards the initial stages of nine engineering studies and small field trials; } CAN$1 billion allocated from Budget 2009 for the Clean Energy Fund, CAN$650 million of which is specifically for large-scale CCS demonstration projects; } CAN$12 million allocated from Natural Resources Canada for the International Energy Agency’s Weyburn- Midale CO 2 Monitoring and Storage Project; and, } funding from the Clean Energy Fund to support a joint federal-provincial partnership with the province of Alberta, in a project that will reduce emissions from Transalta’s Keephills 3 plant near Edmonton. CANADA’S CARBON FUTURE Canada has already announced a Notice of Intent to regulate vehicle tailpipe emissions for the 2011 model year under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. By the 2016 model year, these regulations are expected to reduce average fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions from new vehicles by 20 per cent compared with 2007. They have also introduced draft rules for Canada’s Offset System for Greenhouse Gas which will form an important step towards setting up a carbon market in Canada. Information: Environment Canada Tel: +1 819 997 2800 | Fax: +1 819 994 1412 Email: enviroinfo@ec.gc.ca | Website: www.ec.gc.ca CA3-35/Canada2_8 VISIT: WWW.CLIMATEACTIONPROGRAMME.ORG

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