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Climate change is a global challenge that requires global solutions. Efforts like the Paris Agreement strengthen confidence that all countries are doing their share, helping each country do even more.

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Bonn Esprit: Elaborating the Paris rulebook
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Canadian Provincial Clean Vehicle Policies and Incentives

The transportation sector was the second largest source of Canadian greenhouse gas emissions in 2016. From 2005 to 2016, transportation sector emissions grew about 6.8 percent, largely driven by passenger trucks and freight trucks. To change this trajectory, a number …

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Canadian Provincial Renewable Fuel Standard

The transportation sector was the second largest source of Canadian greenhouse gas emissions in 2016. From 2005 to 2016, transportation sector emissions grew about 6.8 percent, largely driven by passenger trucks and freight trucks. To change this trajectory, a number …

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Canadian Provincial GHG Standards for Electricity

Almost all carbon dioxide emissions in the electricity sector are produced by power plants burning fossil fuels. In 2016, the electricity sector was the fourth-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada. Coal-fired power plants accounted for nearly three-quarters of …

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Canadian Provincial Renewable Energy Standards

Canada has one of the cleanest electricity systems in the world. In 2016, about 80 percent of Canada’s electricity came from zero-emitting sources like conventional hydropower, wind, solar, and nuclear. Canada has set a goal of increasing the share of …

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Canadian Provincial GHG Emission Targets

A greenhouse gas emissions target refers to the emission reduction levels that provinces set out to achieve by a specified time. Under the Paris Agreement, Canada pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. Provinces, …

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Canadian Provincial Climate Action Plans

All provinces have completed comprehensive climate action plans. The plans detail steps that provinces intend to take to reduce their contribution to climate change and prepare for the impacts of a changing climate. The process of developing a climate action …

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Canadian Provincial Carbon Pricing

Compared to command-and-control regulations, carbon pricing is a market-based mechanism that creates financial incentives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, making the reductions cost effective. Three Canadian provinces that are home to about 48 percent of Canada’s population and accounting for …

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General Issues in Elaborating the Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement establishes a new multilateral architecture guiding countries’ climate change efforts under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Parties are currently negotiating more detailed rules and procedures for implementing the agreement, including provisions addressing transparency, accounting, …

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