Alberta Mirror

Thursday, December 9, 2021

World leaders should put in the labour on Climate Change

Key takeaways: 

  • The United Nation’s COP 26 world climate meeting has swaddled up. 
  • Its time for world leaders to go home and place it in the work obligatory to satisfy their tasks to the Paris Agreement according to the previous Environment Minister Catherine McKenna. 

“It requires being brave:” 

Even though a wide agreement was not met on how countries were going to limit an increase in global temperature. to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial extents, per the treaty signed in 2015, McKenna trusts the summit might have aided leaders notice they require to do their role in fighting the climate catastrophes. 

“Countries need to do the work. That’s the point of the Paris Agreement,” she explained to CTV News Channel on Saturday. “Countries have to go home and they have to have regulations in place. They have to ideally have a price on pollution and they have to make the investments.”¬†Source – ctv.ca

McKenna proposed praise to the Canadian government’s commitment to cap its oil and gas emission, which she explained accounts for more than 20 per cent of the nation’s absolute emissions.¬†

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“We could plant as many trees as we want. We could retrofit every building and it wouldn’t matter,” McKenna said. “Oil and gas need to be part of the solution.” Source – ctv.ca

Trudeau declared early in the meeting that Canada would lower its oil and gas emissions by 40 to 45 per cent compared to 2005 extents by 2030 and aimed net-zero emissions by 2050. 

“We know what’s causing climate change. It’s fossil fuels. It’s not that complicated,” McKenna said. “We know to reach 1.5 degrees we need to reduce emissions very significantly, and that’s just math. Emissions either go up or they go down.” Source – ctv.ca

McKenna returned on several of the exasperation felt Saturday. 

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