Gallery: Canada Unable to Reach 2020 Emission Reduction Target


Oh Canada. You may have more clean water than other nation and invented hockey, but it seems you are unable to keep your promises. Like many nations in the world, you promised to reduce your carbon emissions by the end of the decade, but according to a report from The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) this will be impossible.

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  1. morleypattullo August 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Also a Canadian Inhabitat reader, I have huge respect for the environment and our uniquely northern climate. At the same time, I think it is important to look at the big picture. While at this time Canada may not support as many environmental programs as other countries around the world, it is equally if not more important to maintain an excellent financial standing. Without a successful economy and business growth, where do you expect Canada to find the money to support eco causes in the future? As far as I am concerned being financially sustainable should be a priority over being environmentally sustainable and owing other countries trillions of dollars. I look forward to seeing Canada become more eco conscious in the future, in addition to maintaining our financials.

  2. caeman August 5, 2011 at 11:34 am

    As if unrealistic, PR-driven decisions like that one ever had a chance of succeeding in the first place?

  3. sylrayj August 4, 2011 at 6:31 pm, is a sad surprise reaffirming my initial statement. The current government is not supporting the environment.

  4. sylrayj August 3, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    As a Canadian, I can assure you that I am not surprised. Our government has repeatedly supported business over the environment, has supported wealth over those in need, and supports the appearance of traditional family over anything that deviates. I watch furniture left on the curb by the heap of garbage bags, and I know exactly what to expect of my future. :(

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