Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent said August 8 that the country has achieved 50 percent of its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020. According to Canada’s Emissions Trends 2012, the country’s sectoral approach has put it on target to meet its Copenhagen Accord commitment. Minister Kent released an action plan in June to help the aviation industry reduce its emissions by 2 percent per year through 2020.