Obama’s aggressive climate-change move and Canada’s response

June 4, 2014 at 10:14 am Leave a comment

The aggressive U.S. plan to cut carbon emissions is likely to have a “ripple effect” that will increase pressure on Canada to follow in its footsteps, analysts suggest.

But how that pressure translates on Canadian soil is still unclear.

Analysts suggest the groundbreaking targets set by the U.S. could help break the impasse in brokering a new global deal to curb climate change. World governments will seek to hammer out an agreement at the annual climate-change summit in Paris in December 2015.

“This was a very significant move and will help a long way at prioritizing clean energy,” said David Suzuki Foundation science and policy manager Ian Bruce. “It will have a much greater ripple effect around the world.”

Read the article on  CBC News here.

 

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Entry filed under: Carbon_Emissions, Climate.

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