Country:Canada
Year:2002
Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2002
Policy Type:Policy Support
Agency:Government of Canada
URL:http://www.climatechange.gc.ca
Legal References:Climate Change, Achieving Our Commitments Together: Climate Change Plan for Canada - Government of Canada
Energy Efficiency Description:

The Climate Change Plan for Canada (released on 21 November 2002) outlines the national strategy to meet the greenhouse gas reduction target under the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Plan is intended to provide a framework and propose a further range of initiatives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Plan proposes five key instruments: - for large industrial emitters, covenants, with a regulatory or financial backstop, and emissions trading with access to domestic offsets and international permits; - a Partnership Fund which will allow the Government of Canada to collaborate and leverage investments with provinces, territories and others on emission reduction initiatives; - strategic investments in infrastructure projects; - increased investments in innovation technologies for climate change; and - targeted measures, including information, incentives, regulations and tax measures.

Climate Change Description:

On 21 November 2002, Canadas Environment Minister and Natural Resources Minister released the "Climate Change Plan for Canada" which outlines the national strategy to meet the greenhouse gas reduction target under the Kyoto Protocol. The Plan is intended to provide a framework and propose a further range of initiatives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Plan proposes five key instruments: - for large industrial emitters, covenants, with a regulatory or financial backstop, and emissions trading with access to domestic offsets and international permits; - a Partnership Fund which will allow the Government of Canada to collaborate and leverage investments with provinces, territories and others on emission reduction initiatives; - strategic investments in infrastructure projects; - increased investments in innovation technologies for climate change; and - targeted measures, including information, incentives, regulations and tax measures. Itself superceded by 2005s National Climate Change Plan, several programs under the 2002 Climate Change Plan for Canada continue, namely those involving freight transportation and transport fuel efficiency.

This record is superseded by:Project Green
This record supersedes:Action Plan 2000 on Climate Change

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