Question 2: Global Climate Change: What should be Canada’s International Commitments? (2021)

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In 2015, Canada signed the Paris Agreement, under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Paris Agreement commits parties to contribute to limiting average global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. To meet this goal, each signatory commits to cut its carbon pollution, and submit a plan to reduce its annual greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). This plan is known as its “Nationally Determined Contribution” (NDC). Canada’s NDC is a plan to cut GHGs by 30% below 2005 emission levels by 2030.

To deliver on its Paris commitments, the current Canadian government developed the “Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change and Clean Growth” in 2016, which laid the foundation for subsequent policies and regulations designed to reduce emissions across all sectors of the economy.


What will be your party’s commitment to addressing global climate change? Under a government led by your party, would Canada’s Nationally Determined Contribution:

  • remain at the present level, (i.e. a commitment to cut GHGs by 30% below 2005 emission levels by 2030) but falling short on domestic action to meet this goal.
  • remain at the present level, (i.e. a commitment to cut GHGs by 30% below 2005 emission levels by 2030) but strengthening domestic action so that Canada meets this goal.
  • increase Canada’s commitment, so that we cut GHGs by 45% below 2005 emission levels by 2030.
  • double Canada’s commitment, so that we cut GHGs by 60% below 2005 emission levels by 2030.

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