Trudeau Pledges to Cap Oil and Gas Sector Emissions at COP26 Summit

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a abbreviated  code   astatine  at the 26th gathering  of the Council of Parties to the UN clime  convention, known arsenic  COP26, successful  Glasgow, Scotland, connected  Nov. 1, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a abbreviated code astatine at the 26th gathering of the Council of Parties to the UN clime convention, known arsenic COP26, successful Glasgow, Scotland, connected Nov. 1, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to headdress emissions produced by Canada’s oil and gas manufacture arsenic helium delivered a code astatine the 26th gathering of the Council of Parties to the UN clime convention, known arsenic COP26, successful Glasgow connected Nov. 1.

“We’ll headdress lipid and state assemblage emissions contiguous and guarantee they alteration time astatine a gait and standard needed to scope net zero by 2050,” said Trudeau, to much than 120 different satellite leaders who attended the conference.

The premier curate says it is “no tiny task” for Canada fixed that it is simply a “major lipid and state producing country,” but said, “it’s a large measurement that’s perfectly necessary.”

In July, Canada formally submitted its caller people to the UN, which aims to person 40 to 45 percent less greenhouse state emissions than successful 2005, by 2030. The latest announcement made nary notation that the state volition beryllium raising its people successful reducing emissions further.

Trudeau reiterated his committedness to pricing contamination during his announcement. He urged chap leaders to travel what his authorities has done by enforcing “one of the astir globally ambitious” c prices connected emissions.

“That means establishing a shared minimum modular for pricing pollution,” helium said. Canada’s terms connected carbon dioxide emissions volition commencement from $65 per tonne successful 2023, and deed $170 per tonne successful 2030, according to the national government’s official website on c contamination pricing.

A statement from the premier minister’s bureau released connected Nov. 1 besides said that the national authorities is moving toward ending exports of thermal ember by nary aboriginal than 2030, successful its effort to extremity coal-fired powerfulness plants.

The connection added that fixed the gait and standard needed to execute the 2050 net-zero goal, the authorities volition found 5-year targets and necessitate the lipid and state assemblage to comply with gathering the 2030 clime goals.

The connection said Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson person sent a missive to the government’s caller net-zero advisory assemblage connected “how champion to determination guardant connected this approach.”

With files from The Canadian Press

Isaac Teo

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Isaac Teo is an Epoch Times newsman based successful Toronto.

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