Trudeau must achieve Canada’s emission targets, even at expense of oilsands industry
Achieving our climate targets, including the 2050 goal of net zero emissions for the country, is the top priority.
In its report, 'The Oilsands in a Carbon-Constrained Canada,' the Pembina Institute finds that oil produced in Canada is associated with 70 per cent more greenhouse gas emissions per barrel of oil produced than the average crude oil produced in the rest of the world. And as the rest of Canada reduces emissions, oilsands emissions will rise from 11 per cent of Canada’s total emissions now to 22 per cent less than a decade from now, in 2030.
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