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A Climate Change Plan for the Purposes of the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act 2012

Measures to address climate change

This Plan is being published in 2012, the final year of the Kyoto Protocol reporting period.

Since the publication of the 2011 Plan, Canada has made significant progress on climate change, notably through the introduction of heavy duty vehicle regulations and the proposed regulations for the coal-fired electricity sector.

These initiatives, however, are aimed at producing emissions reductions toward Canada’s 2020 target and are not expected to generate emissions reductions within the Kyoto Protocol reporting period. As a result, the information on the measures to reduce GHG emissions provided in the 2011 Climate Change Plan for the Purposes of the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act remains up-to-date and complete. The 2011 Plan is presented in Annex 1 and the information it contains responds to the reporting requirements of section 5 of the KPIA for 2012.

The annexed 2011 Plan contains detailed descriptions of all federal measures that result in emission reductions over the Kyoto Protocol reporting period on pages 7 to 30. Overall emission levels, both actual and projected, and integrated emission reductions from all measures are available on pages 35 to 38.

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