Backgrounders - Climate Change
- Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Light-Duty Vehicles (2017-2025)
As the transportation sector accounts for about 24% of Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, any significant strategy to address GHGs must take serious action to address on-road emissions.
- Canada Joins Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
From an environmental perspective, inefficient traditional cookstoves—the primary means of cooking in developing countries—are a major source of black carbon.
- North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA)
The North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA) was created by the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) to support environmental efforts through partnerships with a broad base of organizations in communities throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States.
- Canada’s Environment Minister and International Partners Launch the Framework for the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
It is estimated that short-lived climate pollutants, such as black carbon, methane, and some hydrofluorocarbons will contribute about half of the climate warming effect from current anthropogenic emissions over the next couple of decades.
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