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23 2010

Canada needs a clear climate change strategy

Syndicated from: The Bullfrog Blog

Bill C-311, also known as the Climate Change Accountability Act, was voted down by the Senate on Wednesday, November 17. The bill called for the federal government to develop strategies to bring greenhouse gas emissions 25 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020, and to bring emissions 80 per cent below 1990 levels by 2050. These targets were in line with those set by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Bullfrog has long argued that the transition to a low-carbon economy presents enormous economic opportunity—perhaps the biggest economic opportunity of the 21st century. But for business to act and seize that opportunity, it needs clarity and certainty from government. The longer we linger without a clear national strategy, the more others will seize the opportunity and Canadians will be left behind. Tom Heintzman President, Bullfrog Power Read more: Toronto Star – Climate bill, Commons crushed in one blow Globe and Mail – Tory Senate overturns opposition bill for first time on climate change CBC – Killed climate change bill flawed: Harper

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