Oil and gas emissions, climate change
In summer / fall 2022, the federal government invited input on its discussion paper regarding a proposed cap on greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector. This submission to Environment & Climate Change Canada outlines West Coast Environmental Law's recommendations for securing a fair, effective and robust oil and gas emissions cap.
After years of unmet targets and stalled efforts, Canada needs to ratchet up efforts to do its fair share towards limiting global temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees Celcius. These recommendations are aimed at achieving that objective for oil and gas sector emissions.