Canada Needs a Cap on Oil and Gas Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions

If Canada wants to achieve its 2030 target for greenhouse gas emissions, the federal government must follow through on its proposed cap on oil and gas emissions. But the details matter, and getting the design right is critical.

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As Canada’s Net-Zero Advisory Body (NZAB), we are proud to present our submission to the Government of Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP). This advice is intended to inform decision-making to reduce Canada’s national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 to 45 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.
We are pleased to present our first annual report, as mandated under the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act (CNZEAA). This report contains 25 pieces of advice on Canada’s transition to netzero emissions by 2050, to improve net-zero governance, to actively steer the economy towards a competitive net-zero future with a modern, effective net-zero industrial policy, and to build widespread momentum for pathways to a true net-zero energy system.
The Minister has given NZAB a clear direction to provide advice on critically important issues. To start on the right path, the NZAB was tasked to deliver a summary of existing domestic and international pathways to net-zero within the first three months of our mandate. This document lays out what we have learned so far.