A good record on Canadas greenhouse gas emissions but much

A good record on Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, but much remains to be done

New studies show that Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions for 2021 are down 6.7% from levels assessed in 2005, marking a significant step forward, although experts say there is still work to be done.

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According to the Climate Institute of Canada (CCI) report, the country produced 691 megatons of carbon dioxide equivalent. According to the institute, to meet Canada’s 2030 goals, citizens must continue to act quickly — and effectively.

“According to a previous analysis by the Climate Institute, the rapid and effective implementation of the federal government’s 2030 emissions reduction plan, along with the contribution of the provinces and territories, will be key to accelerating the progress needed before the end of the decade,” the ICC states in in its report presented this week that emissions must remain below 440 Mt to make the targets achievable.

The report also notes that advances in energy decarbonization and energy efficiency have resulted in an overall net increase of 19 Mt.

However, this decrease of 6.7% compared to 2005 is 2.8% higher than in 2021. This phenomenon is explained by the resumption in 2021 of several activities, including international trade, which had been suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic.