Canada goes 'fail to fail' in environment

Canada is & ldquo; & ld & rsquo; & eacute; failure in & eacute; failure & eacute; failure & eacute; failure & eacute; ></p><p> MISE & Agrave; DAY</p><p> <strong> Canada has been “fail to fail” for 30 years on the environment and must start delivering results rather than just stating targets and goals if it wants to. reverse the trend. </strong></p><p> This is the main finding that emerges from a series of reports unveiled Thursday by the Commissioner for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Jerry V. DeMarco, and that “Shares” the Minister of the Environment Steven Guilbeault, however very critical of his work.</p><p>Despite the fact that “Canada has made some progress in decoupling emissions from population growth and gross domestic product”, “GHG emissions … have increased since the signing of the Accord. Paris, which makes Canada the country with the worst performance of any G7 nation, ”said DeMarco.</p><p> In the absence of convincing results, the nine plans, the four international agreements and the countless goals over the years lead the Commissioner to say that Canada's environmental “epic” is not made up of “the most brilliant feats”.</p><p>Minister Guilbeault maintained Thursday that the Commissioner denounced above all “the inaction of a decade of the Harper government”.</p><p> In addition, the Commissioner “recognizes” that the measures put forward by the Liberals would lead to a 31% reduction in emissions by 2030, noted Mr. Guilbeault. The current 2030 target is 40% to 45% reduction.</p><p> <strong> Lack of coordination </strong></p><p>At the Commissioner's dock is the lack of “coordination” between government departments and agencies. Mr. DeMarco believes that environmental issues require more “centralized” action in Ottawa.</p><p> <strong> An “inconsistency” called Trans Mountain </strong></p><script async=

That's what lack of “coordination” that led Canada to buy out the Trans Mountain pipeline in 2018, which is due to be completed next year.

The decision is a glaring example of ” inconsistency “of the government, deplores the Commissioner, because it” does not fit with the commitments made in the fight against climate change “.

A “badly designed” program

Another “inconsistency”: the coastal and infrastral program of the $ 675 million Emissions Reduction Fund, set up to help oil companies during the health crisis and the fall in the price of oil.

“Badly designed” by Natural Resources, it has simply served as a “subsidy” to companies without considering a link “between the financing received and the reduction in net emissions ”, even if two-thirds of the bidders had announced their intention to increase their production with public money.

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