"Canada's New Climate Targets Draw Criticism"

"The Stephen Harper government had barely revealed its plans for Canada’s climate targets before environment groups laid into the announcement, criticizing it as meaningless and short-sighted.

Harper likely wasn’t keen to release any details, but with the Paris summit on climate coming up in July 2015, countries are submitting their Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations.

The internationally based World Resources Institute (WRI) is the most recent group to examine the Canadian government’s targets — and find them wanting."

Charles Mandel reports for the National Observer May 15, 2015.


"Canada Sets 30 Percent Cut in Greenhouse Gas Output, Details Sparse" (Reuters)

"Canada: Pledge Sent to U.N. to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030" (AP)

"Canada Promises Emissions Cuts, but Tar Sands Still Full Speed Ahead" (InsideClimate News)

Source: National Observer, 05/18/2015