Équiterre welcomes the regulatory tightening in the federal government's new climate plan, but reiterates the need for new and more ambitious targets - an obligation in order to face the climate crisis.
"Will we get it right this time - will we finally meet our targets? Let’s hope! The European Union just unveiled its new target of reducing GHGs by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. For its part, Canada is still working within a scenario of a 30% reduction in emissions by 2030 compared to 2005 levels, despite its intention to improve this target. Today’s announcement is progress in our current scenario, but our current scenario is not adapted to the climate emergency," says Marc-André Viau, Director of Government Relations at Équiterre.