|Some of you may
recall that a commitment to reduce Canada’s emissions to 1990 levels was made
in the early 1990’s. Some actions were taken as a result which are believed
to have slowed growth of emissions. Even so we were still left with a 200 Mt
projected “Gap” in 1997. Canada has already initiated some more actions under
the Business/Action Plan 2000 which
tend to focus on energy efficiency.
implemented to date are not intended to close the gap. Rather they are
intended to position Canada for
ratification of the protocol.
anticipate some more difficult and costly decisions will be needed to close
the remaining gap of 135 Mt.
|Details of the
business plan can be found at: http://www.nccp.ca/