Canada bumps up its emissions target by up to 45% by 2030

By: Thomas I. Likness
EBC News Service

(Eagle News) — Canada will try to cuts its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% to 45% by the end of this decade, Prime Minister Trudeau pledged Thursday.

“Climate change is the greatest long-term threat that we face as a global community, but it is also our greatest economic opportunity,” Trudeau said in a release. “By taking bold climate action, we will create new jobs for the future, strengthen our economy, and grow the middle class, while also ensuring clean air and water for our kids and grandkids.”

Trudeau also told the two-day virtual summit on climate change it’s important all global leaders work together to solve the problem.

“Climate change knows no borders, so every country must do its part to invest in a cleaner world,” he said. “Going forward, Canada will continue to work closely with the United States and other countries to reach our ambitious climate goals.”

His government’s budget this week includes green measures Trudeau says will to make life more affordable and communities more livable.

The prime minister adds this will help Canada exceed its Paris climate targets, reduce pollution, and help us reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

“Canada understands that if you don’t have a plan to tackle climate change, then you don’t have a plan to create jobs and economic growth,” said Trudeau. “Canada is a committed partner in the global fight against climate change, and together we will build a cleaner and more prosperous future for all.”
(Eagle News Service)