The Canadian federal government vowed to lessen its carbon emissions by 40 to 45 percent under 2005 levels, by 2030. Researchers speculate that to be highly unlikely, without drastic changes to Canadian oil and gas production.
According to Angela Carter, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada focuses on where fossil fuels are burned and not where they are produced. For example, last year, Justin Trudeau announced the funding of $15 billion to greener transportation. Carter explains “ That’s important. However, it’s only getting at the consumption of fossil fuels”.
The largest and quickest growing source of emissions in Canada is from the oil and gas industry. Government projections displayed that production will only increase over the next two decades. Export Development Canada contributed around $13 billion for international and domestic fossil fuel production and exploration.
Canada is only responsible for roughly 1.5 percent of global emissions, experts like Angela Carter believe we are still a big part of the problem.
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