What are some climate change actions taken by Canada’s provinces?

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  • Alberta is planning to lower methane emissions derived from oil and gas production to 45 per cent below 2014 levels by 2025. It is also focusing on generating 30 per cent of electricity from renewable sources by 2030 through the Renewable Electricity Act (2016).
  • The government of Ontario is focused on lowering emissions to 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030.
  • Quebec is focusing on lowering its greenhouse gas emission to 37.5 per cent below 1990 levels by 2030.

The various regions in Canada are already facing the adverse effects of climate change such as rising sea levels, flooding, increasing temperatures, and coastal erosion. Heatwaves and ecological changes can cause health-related illnesses and vector-borne diseases in Quebec and Ontario.  

British Columbia and Alberta can face adverse impacts on their critical infrastructure due to increasing droughts, forest fires, landslides, and coastal erosion. So, provinces and territories in Canada can face different impacts due to increasing climate change. Today in this article, we will discuss some actions that Canada’s provinces and territories are taking to tackle climate change.



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