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Global fossil fuel emissions dropped by about seven per cent in 2020 compared with 2019. But a rebound is likely to occur when lockdowns ease up unless COVID-19 recovery packages focus on ‘green recovery.’ (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

New research suggests 1.5C climate target will be out of reach without greener COVID-19 recovery plans

Several countries have made pledges to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to zero by mid-century. But new research finds the remaining carbon budget will be depleted before we get there.
Canada’s climate plan includes adding more electric vehicle charging stations, improving energy efficiency of homes and buildings, and raising the price on carbon to $170 per tonne by 2030. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canada finally has a climate plan that will let it meet its carbon targets by 2030

None of Canada's past climate targets or plans has been credible. But the math on the latest plan, which relies on a steadily increasing carbon price, could have Canada meet its 2030 goal.
The Paris Agreement on climate change, signed on Dec. 12, 2015, by almost 200 states, was hailed as the turning point to keep global warming in check. Progress, however, has been insufficient. (UNclimate change/flickr)

The Paris Agreement at 5: Time’s running out. How to get the world back on track to meet its climate goals

The Paris Agreement set countries on a path to limit global warming. Five years on, some progress has been made, but not enough. Decarbonizing the economy will take leadership and imagination.
Bill C-12 is not a plan for Canada to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, but it would set targets to help it succeed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s new climate plan: Q&A about Bill C-12

If Canada began to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by about four per cent per year, we could still meet our 2030 climate targets.

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