Strategy on short-lived climate pollutants 2017

Name of policy Strategy on short-lived climate pollutants 2017
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Canada
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Policy support
    • Strategic planning
    Sector name
    • General
      Policy description This strategy aims to complement the actions outlined in the Pan-Canadian Framework for SLCPs mitigation.

      The Strategy on short-lived climate pollutants identifies five key sources of SLCP emissions in Canada, which include:

      • on and off-road transportation;

      • wood burning appliances;

      • oil and gas facilities;

      • landfills;

      • stationary diesel engines used in many applications throughout Canada—including for power generation in Northern, remote and Indigenous communities.


      The implementation of this strategy seeks to generate reductions from all key SLCP emissions sources, achieve health and climate benefits, signal Canada’s continued commitment to reducing emissions of SLCPs at home and abroad, and position Canada in line with leading jurisdictions. (source: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange/climate-action/short-lived-climate-pollutants.html)

      Environment and Climate Change Canada will work towards developing reduction targets and regulations.

      The federal government will work with provinces and territories to achieve the objective of reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, including offshore activities, by 40-45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025, including through equivalency agreements.

      Policy type
      • Non-energy1
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Implemented
      Date of decision 2017
      Start date of implementation
      End date of implementation
      High impact No
      Impact indicator


      Source or references https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange/climate-action/short-lived-climate-pollutants.html

      http://ec.gc.ca/GES-GHG/default.asp?lang=En&n=FF677357-1

      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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