The big picture on climate action.
As the world’s largest economy, Canada has a vested interest in seeing a global agreement to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) or less.
But Canada’s negotiators have been in a position to push ahead on some of the more ambitious targets, and there is a chance they will eventually achieve a world goal of 1.5 degrees Celsius, a level that has been set by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
There are some questions about whether the Harper government can make it through the next decade without major changes to its approach.
What’s the real world impact?
Experts say the global economy will likely see a gradual decline in global warming, with more and more countries seeing a decrease.
As of 2019, for instance, the US had already reduced emissions by less than a percentage point compared with 2005 levels.
The United Kingdom has been doing so for decades.
What about the long-term?
Canada has been in an emissions lock-down since 2008, with emissions going up as Canada and the US were both hit hard by the financial crisis and recession.
That means the long term is a lot harder to predict.
Canada’s climate strategy calls for a transition to low-carbon economies.
That would be a shift from the fossil fuel-based economy that the Harper governments has pursued for decades and has relied on.
The Conservatives have said they would reduce emissions by 20 per cent by 2030.
But some experts say this will be too slow, and a transition away from fossil fuels is not the goal.
There will still be a lot of CO2 emissions, said Michael Grunwald, senior research fellow at the Centre for Climate Change Communication at the University of Western Australia.
“We need to do more than just take the emissions cuts we’ve taken and just make the rest of the economy more carbon-neutral,” he said.
What are the major issues? “
We have to be a part of the solution.”
What are the major issues?
Canada is also taking a hard line on climate issues.
The federal government has cut greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 40 per cent over the past decade, and many provinces and territories have been slow to adopt emission reduction measures, including Alberta.
But it has also signed deals with China to reduce emissions.
The Harper government has been a key player in these negotiations, with several ministers signing on to climate commitments and others calling for a return to coal and oil.
The Canada-U.S. deal has also been a sticking point in negotiations, where the Conservatives have repeatedly said they want a return on their investment in clean energy, and Canada is one of the few countries that does not.
What are their other key priorities?
Another key sticking point is the future of the Kyoto Protocol, which was agreed to by almost 200 countries in 1997.
The pact aims to limit carbon emissions by limiting carbon emissions from the production and use of fossil fuels, a target that has fallen far short of its promise.
The Tories say they want to get back to Kyoto by 2020, and they say that if they fail to reach a deal by that date, the United States and China will step in to provide more funding.
But a recent study from the University: Global Governance Institute suggests that the Conservatives could get away with a weaker agreement on climate in 2020, with the U.S., Canada and Japan each being much more likely to reach the goal of limiting warming to no more than 2 degrees C. What do the Liberals and New Democrats have to offer?
The Liberals are the only party that has a clear environmental record, with former Prime Minister Stephen Harper saying in 2011 that he would be “on the side of the Canadian people in a very tough and sustained battle against climate change.”
The NDP, however, is a more pragmatic party, and its approach has been to focus on reducing carbon emissions rather than reducing emissions from industries.
The party’s stance on climate policy has also come under fire from some environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, which has accused the Liberals of trying to undermine the Kyoto deal.
What is the federal budget?
Canada’s federal budget has been the subject of a series of leaks since mid-October.
The budget will be published in mid-November.
But there are some things that we can be certain of: the government is not looking to balance the books on its own, and the government will have to borrow money to fund its programs.
The finance department has warned that if the government borrows too much it will not be able to repay it in full, and this is likely to lead to a sharp drop in the price of goods and services.
In addition, the government could be facing a budget deficit of up to $1.6 billion by the end of 2019.
There have been no new budget announcements this year.
Who else is running?
There is also a chance that a number of federal parties will be running