Canada commits to reduce emissions by 40-45% below 2005 levels by 2030

On April 22, 2021, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participated in the US-hosted Leaders Summit on Climate and announced that Canada will "enhance" its emissions reduction target by 40-45% below 2005 levels by 2030.

This commitment falls under Canada's participation in the Paris Agreement and exceeds previous targets set by Canada. 

Trudeau's announcement aligns with Canada’s commitment to establish a "green recovery for the COVID-19 pandemic" and Canada’s investment in a Net Zero Accelerator to encourage the development of technologies that help reach the goal of net-zero emissions.

Press release - Prime Minister of Canada