Months after most countries revealed national climate targets in the lead up to the December 2015 UN climate summit, Canada has finally announced its contribution to global emissions reductions — and its commitment is getting a failing grade from the climate community.
The NewClimate Institute rated Canada's target as “inadequate.”
“In rating Canada ‘inadequate,’ our lowest rating, we note that other governments will have to take a lot more action to make up for the hole left by Canada’s lack of ambition — if warming is to be held to 2˚C,” said Niklas Höhne of the institute.
Canada is promising to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030.
According to Climate Action International, Canada is unlikely to meet that target, even though it is much weaker than commitments made by other industrial nations.