Canada can punch above its weight by helping other nations lower emissions

By exporting low-carbon innovations, Canada can become a climate leader with a resilient economy

Last week, the federal government announced that it was tabling the Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act in the House of Commons. The act enshrines into law the government’s goal of achieving a net-zero economy by 2050. While grand in vision, Bill C-12 is not explicitly a roadmap to achieving a net-zero economy. It creates legal accountability around reporting on Canada’s progress on the journey to net-zero. But as the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement approaches, Canada continues to fall behind on its targets. So how do we transition from where we are today to a position of climate leadership and economic resilience?

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