Canada’s Emissions Trends 2012

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Consistent with its goal of becoming a "World Class Regulator," and ensuring greater transparency, Environment Canada has committed to publish emissions projections annually. This is the second annual report, building on last year's publication, Canada's Emissions Trends 2011.

The analysis presented in this report incorporates the most up-to-date statistics on GHG emissions and energy available at the time that the technical modeling was completed , and is based on scenarios of emissions projections using a detailed, proven Energy, Emissions and Economy Model for Canada.

Last year, projected emissions were 710 Mt in 2010. Since that time, data collected by Statistics Canada for 2010 has been assessed for the National Inventory Report 1990-2010: Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada (NIR) in accordance with standards set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - a United Nations body. Estimates published in the 2012 NIR show that Canada's emissions in 2010 were actually 2.6% lower at 692 Mt. Subsequently, emissions projections in this paper have been revised down compared to the 2011 Report to reflect these changes as well as factors such as slower-than-expected economic growth for certain emissions-intensive subsectors.

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  • Author: Environment Canada
  • Language of Document: Separate English/French
  • Document Type: Report
  • Cat. No.: En84-83/2012E-PDF
  • ISBN: 978-1-100-99582-3
  • Size: 21.6x28 cm
  • Pages: 69
  • Year: 2012