Ottawa, ON — The Canadian government is looking for public feedback to gauge how the HVAC/R industry can help reduce emissions by 40 to 45 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. This comes following the recent royal accent for Bill C-12, or better known as the Canadian Net Zero Emissions Accountability Act.
Last June, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act was formalized. A five-year national emission reduction target starting in 2030 and ending in 2045 was established as part of the act. According to part of the act, the emissions reduction plan must contain:
- the greenhouse gas emissions target for the year to which the plan relates;
- a summary of Canada’s most recent official greenhouse gas emissions inventory and information relevant to the plan that Canada submitted under its international commitments with respect to climate change;
- a description of the key emissions reduction measures the Government of Canada intends to take to achieve the greenhouse gas emissions target;
- a description of how Canada’s international commitments with respect to climate change are taken into account in the plan;
- a description of any relevant sectoral strategies;
- a description of emissions reduction strategies for federal government operations;
- a projected timetable for implementation for each of the measures and strategies described in paragraphs (a) to (d);
- projections of the annual greenhouse gas emission reductions resulting from those combined measures and strategies, including projections for each economic sector that is included in Canada’s reports under the Convention; and
- a summary of key cooperative measures or agreements with provinces and other governments in Canada.
In addition, the act requires an emission reduction plan, a progress report, and an assessment report with respect to each target goal tabled in each session of parliament. Anytime a target or plan is set or amended, there will be a period of public publication, like this one.