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Infographic: What is a tonne of greenhouse gas emissions?

Understanding GHG emissions can be challenging. We cannot actually see them accumulate. And they come from a variety of sources. It doesn’t help either that we usually talk about these emissions in big units which are hard to wrap our heads around. One megaton is a million tonnes.

So, to make it easier to understand we can ask: what Canadian sources are equivalent to one tonne of GHGs? How does it translate to the real world, and how do these sources contribute to overall emissions?

What is a tonne of greenhouse gas emissions?

CPJ encouraged by coal commitment

Citizens for Public Justice hopes to see similar measures on oil and gas

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Ottawa, ON: November 21, 2016 — Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is encouraged by Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna’s announcement today that Canada will phase out coal-fired electricity by 2030.

Climate Action Through the Arts

By Monica Lambton on November 16th, 2016

From the Catalyst, Winter 2016

An Experience at the 2016 World Social Forum

At the People’s Climate March, participants were organized into different groups. We were with the interfaith contingent. As I looked around, I saw representatives from just about every sector of society: students, scientists, families, the labour movement, women’s groups, political parties, and more. One group that was noticeably missing was the arts community.

Federal carbon price falls short

On Monday, Prime Minister Trudeau announced that the Government of Canada plans to introduce a national price on carbon in 2018. This demonstrates the government’s firm acknowledgement of the integral role of carbon pricing in Canada’s climate action plan. Sadly, however, the level at which this price is to be set – beginning at $10 per tonne in 2018 and rising $10 per year to reach $50 per tonne in 2022 – will do little to meaningfully reduce Canadian GHG emissions.

More stringent carbon price needed to achieve climate goals

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Ottawa, ON: October 3, 2016 — Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is encouraged by the spirit of Prime Minister Trudeau’s announcement of a carbon price as a central pillar of Canada’s climate action plan, but laments that the established pricing levels will do little to meaningfully reduce Canadian GHG emissions.

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