Climate Action Plan For The Uk Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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B.C. Climate Action Plan The B.C. Climate Action Plan is a comprehensive strategy implemented by the Canadian government with the objective to diminish provincial greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). In 2007, a Throne Speech was given remarking that climate leadership in B.C was illusory and commitment to climate leadership was an imperative component in the future of the province. As such, in 2008, the Climate Action Plan was released with the intent to serve as a guide in helping British Columbia attain a prosperous, green economy. Within the Action Plan, initiatives and approaches are outlined to make B.C carbon neutral by 2010 and move the province closer towards reducing GHG emissions to the target 33 percent in 2020. By 2050, the…show more content…
Chronology 2007 – A speech from the Throne is given outlining the need for climate leadership. In response, 180 municipalities in B.C sign the Charter. 2008- The Climate Action Plan is released along with the enactment of the greenhouse gas legislation. 2009-Federal standards are created for vehicle emissions. 2010- The first progress report is submitted showing all Climate Action commitments are underway or complete. Additionally, B.C becomes the first carbon neutral government in North America. 2011 to 2012- The first interim GHG target reaches 6 percent below 2007 levels. Objectives and Design The B.C. Climate Action Plan has one main objective: to reduce provincial greenhouse gas emissions. This objective takes the form of legislative targets that commit B.C to reduce their emissions and become a carbon neutral province. The Climate Action Plan is comprised of pillars that characterize key tactics that make reaching these goals plausible and realistic. Key Pillars The B.C Climate Action plan has 5 main pillars: 1. Legislated Targets: Entrenched in law, by 2020, B.C is committed to reduce their GHG emissions by 33 percent compared to 2007 levels. Additionally, by 2050, the province has committed to reduce emissions by 80 percent compared to 2007 levels. 2. Key Partnerships: The development of partnerships among nations surface opportunities to capitalize on complementary strengths. As such, B.C has partnered with states
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