Federal Greenhouse Gas Cuts Will Fall Short of Targets, More Work Needed: C.D. Howe Institute



    TORONTO, June 12 /CNW/ - The federal government has work to do in
designing more effective greenhouse gas reduction policies to meet its targets
for 2020 and 2050, says a study from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Estimating
the Effect of the Canadian Government's 2006-2007 Greenhouse Gas Policies,"
authors Mark Jaccard and Nic Rivers say Ottawa's current policy proposals will
fall short of its reduction target for 2020 by almost 200 megatonnes. Further,
because of this gap, which the authors estimated using an energy-economy
simulation model, it is unlikely that a future government would be able to
meet the ambitious 2050 target. The ebrief released today provides a summary
of their findings, which are presented in a separate Working Paper on the C.D.
Howe Institute website.

    For the ebrief: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/ebrief_46.pdf

    For the Working Paper: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/workingpaper_5.pdf





For further information:

For further information: Mark Jaccard, Professor, School of Resource and
Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University; or Finn Poschmann, Director
of Research, C.D. Howe Institute, (416) 865-1904, cdhowe@cdhowe.org


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