Canada’s Emissions Trends (2014)

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This year's Canada's Emissions Trends report continues to demonstrate Canada's commitment to transparency with respect to modeling and analysis of greenhouse gas emissions projections. This is the fourth annual publication of Canada's Emissions Trends, which provides emissions projections by subsector to 2020 and an in-depth analysis of the underlying drivers of emissions over time.

Emissions projections have been updated from last year's report by incorporating the most recent data on energy and macroeconomic projections as well as expectations regarding key electricity and energy production projects. Canada's most recent National Inventory Report, which provides historical GHG data to 2012, is also reflected.

The projections in this year's Canada's Emissions Trends report point to significant progress. As a result of collective action to reduce GHGs and improvements in land management practices, Canada’s 2020 GHG emissions are projected to be 727 megatonnes (Mt) - 130 Mt lower than if no action was taken. In addition, both emissions intensity (emissions per dollar of GDP), as well as emissions per capita (tonnes per person) have shown an average annual decline since 1990, a trend that is projected to continue through 2020.

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  • Author: Environment Canada
  • Language of Document: Separate English/French
  • Document Type: Report
  • Cat. No.: En81-18/2014E-PDF
  • Size: 21.6x28
  • Pages: 77
  • Year: 2014
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