A Berlin-based think tank claims Canada is trailing behind other wealthy countries when it comes to cutting carbon emissions. The think tank says that by 2050 the average Canadian footprint must be cut by 95 per cent. It also outlined concrete steps that individuals, governments, and businesses can use to help the world meet the goal set by the Paris Agreement.
The report was called 1.5-Degree Lifestyles: Towards A Fair Consumption Space for All and was created by Hot or Cool Institute. It compared 10 countries selected based on a range of income levels. The countries included are Canada, Finland, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Turkey, South Africa, Brazil, India, and Indonesia.
Out of all those countries, Canada had the worst per-capita record by far. However, if Australia and the United States were included they would be among the top as well. The report analyzed and compared the average per-capita carbon emissions of people in each of the selected countries. The average person in Canada produces equivalent to 14.2 tonnes of CO2 as of 2019, according to the report.
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