Original language of petition: English
The Government of Canada has a plan to fight climate change, drive clean economic growth, and build resilience to a changing climate. This plan includes pricing carbon pollution as a foundational pillar.
Pricing carbon pollution is the most efficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A well-designed price on carbon pollution provides an incentive for climate action and clean innovation, while also protecting competiveness and preventing carbon leakage. The Pan-Canadian Approach to Pricing Carbon Pollution, released in October 2016, gives provinces and territories the flexibility to implement carbon pricing systems tailored to their jurisdiction’s unique needs and circumstances, as long as they meet minimum stringency criteria. The federal carbon pollution pricing system applies in any jurisdiction that requests it or that does not implement its own system that meets federal stringency requirements.
Canada’s climate plan is working. Canada’s 2019 GHG emissions projections show a widespread decline in projected emissions across the economy, reflecting the breadth and depth of the Pan-Canadian Framework. In fact, the policies and measures now in place, including those introduced in 2019, are projected to reduce emissions by 227 million tonnes in 2030, the greatest drop in Canadian history. However, the Government of Canada recognize that more action is needed. This is why the Government will bring forward a plan to exceed Canada’s 2030 climate goal. As part of its plan, the Government will:
Plant two billion incremental trees over the next 10 years, as part of a broader commitment to nature-based solutions that also encompasses wetlands and urban forests.
The Government of Canada has committed to report back on our progress. The Minister of the Environment will report annually to Parliament on the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. As committed under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, we will also review the overall approach to pricing carbon pollution by early 2022 to confirm the path forward, with an interim report in 2020. These review processes will include consideration of the carbon price trajectory after 2022.
Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.
|Province / Territory||Signatures|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||6|