SCAN Climate Action Awareness Campaign | DAY 12 - Mitigation Measures in Application Today

SCAN Climate Action Awareness Campaign | DAY 12 – Mitigation Measures in Application Today

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Today, day 12 of our Climate Action Awareness Campaign, we will shed light on the critical mitigation strategies implemented in Canada to combat climate change.

Like many other nations, Canada faces the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition towards a more sustainable future. With approximately 0.5% of the world’s population, Canada contributes about 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions, placing us among the highest per capita emitters globally.

However, Canada has been active in the face of this challenge. Canada has implemented robust mitigation measures and frameworks to curb emissions and foster clean growth. Let us delve into some of these initiatives:

First and foremost, the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, established in 2016, stands as a testament to our collaborative efforts. This framework, developed in partnership with federal, provincial, and territorial governments, sets ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. Canada is working to achieve these targets through policies such as carbon pricing, energy efficiency measures, and investments in clean technologies.

Additionally, Canada has embraced carbon pricing as a market-based approach to reduce emissions. This policy, implemented across all jurisdictions, incentivizes industries and individuals to reduce their carbon footprint by putting a price on carbon pollution.

Looking towards the future, Canada has set its sights on achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. This ambitious goal entails significant investments in clean technologies, renewable energy, and energy efficiency measures across all sectors of the economy.

Furthermore, initiatives like the Clean Fuel Standard aim to reduce the carbon intensity of fuels used in transportation, industry, and buildings. Canada is working towards a cleaner, more sustainable energy sector by promoting the adoption of low-carbon fuels and technologies.

Canada has also recognized the importance of investing in clean technologies to drive innovation and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. Canada supports research and development in renewable energy projects and clean technologies through programs like the Clean Energy Fund and Strategic Innovation Fund.

Moreover, our nation is committed to increasing the proportion of renewable energy in our energy mix, aiming to generate 90% of electricity from non-emitting sources by 2030. Investments in renewable energy projects such as wind and solar power are crucial in achieving these objectives.

In addition to these measures, Canada is actively addressing methane emissions, promoting electric vehicles, and implementing nature-based climate solutions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions further.

And finally, Canada has enshrined its commitment to climate action by setting ambitious targets to reduce GHG emissions by 40–45% below 2005 levels by 2030 and reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.

In conclusion, while the challenges posed by climate change are daunting, Canada remains steadfast in its commitment to combatting this global crisis. Through collaborative efforts, innovative solutions, and bold leadership, Canada is forging a path toward a sustainable and resilient future for generations to come.

Thank you for joining us on this journey towards climate action. Together, we can make a difference.

Let’s continue to raise awareness, advocate for change, and take meaningful action to protect our planet.

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Sustainable Community Aid Network (SCAN) is a Canadian non-profit assisting in the sustainable development of communities, using an intersectional framework that integrates the environmental, social-cultural, and economic issues affecting under-served demographics, with a focus on visible minority groups.
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