Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Economy: New Brunswick's Climate Change Action Plan

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 5 November 2017
Building from New Brunswick's 2007 Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP), the 2014-2020 CCAP establishes provincial GHG reduction goals for 2020 and 2050:
2020 - 10% below 1990 levels
2050 - 75-85% below 1990 levels
Furthermore, the CCAP lays out key incremental goals to be achieved between 2014-2020:
Goal 1: Enhance Resilience to the Impacts of Climate Change
Key Action Areas:
Data collection and research into climate change
Risk and opportunity assessments
mainstreaming adaptation
Goal 2: Reduce GHG Emissions with Sustained Economic Growth:
Key Action Areas:
Increasing energy efficiency
Increasing renewables and low carbon energy
Reducing industrial emissions
Reduced emissions from transportation
Reduced emissions from other sectors
Planning for smart growth
Research and innovation
Biological sequestering of carbon
Goal 3: Demonstrated Leadership by the Provincial Government
Key Action Areas:
Public buildings
Vehicle fleet and employee travel
Low carbon procurement
Inter-jurisdictional partnerships
Goal 4: Measured and Reported Progress
Key Action Areas:
Energy use and emissions inventory
Reporting progress
Highlights include: expanded energy efficiency, phase-out of coal as a source of electricity, smart grid development, renewable electricity, pricing carbon, and caps on GHG emissions

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