|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Policy Support>Strategic planning|
|Climate Change Policy Targets:||Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy|
|Climate Change Description:|
The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Paris in November and December 2015. 195 participating countries negotiated and adopted the Paris Agreement, which includes objectives to peak greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible, to limit the global average temperature increase above pre-industrial levels to well below 2°C, and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C.
The Paris Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November 2016, requires Parties to put forward their best efforts through “nationally determined contributions” (NDCs). These NDCs represent targets and actions for the post-2020 period.
Canada's first NDC includes a target to achieve an economy-wide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.
Last modified: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:09:30 CET