Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1999
Policy Type:Policy Support
Policy Target:
Agency:Climate Change Secretariat
Description:Emission pricing offers the best approach to encouraging reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent report released by Canadas National Climate Change Secretariat. The report, produced by the joint government/private sector advisory bodys subgroup on electricity industry issues indicated that a combination of regulation and more flexible approaches involving emission pricing would be necessary to meet Canadas commitments under the Kyoto Protocol. In the short term, the report identified a number of actions that Canadas federal and provincial governments should take to set the stage for a long-term solution to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, including: improved emissions reporting and consumer information, enhanced policy clarity and regulatory efficiency to ensure the availability of environmentally and socially acceptable hydroelectric developments.

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