Strategy on short-lived climate pollutants 2017
|Name of policy||Strategy on short-lived climate pollutants 2017|
|Region|| North America
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|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;
• stationary diesel engines used in many applications throughout Canada—including for power generation in Northern, remote and Indigenous communities.
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.
|Date of decision||2017|
|Start date of implementation||—|
|End date of implementation||—|
|Source or references||https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange/climate-action/short-lived-climate-pollutants.html|
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|Comments (background and assessment)||—|