In July 2011 Environment Canada released a report on Canada’s emissions trends. The report concludes that existing measures announced by the federal and provincial government will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 by about 65 Mt. This represents one quarter of the reductions in emissions needed by 2020 to reach Canada’s target of 607 Mt. The report states that the Canada will develop and implement further measures to close the remaining gap.

The report also notes that global greenhouse gas emissions increased by 25% between 1990 and 2005. It also notes that Canada’s share of total global emissions, like that of other developed countries, will decline in relation to the rapid emissions growth from developing countries, particularly China and India. It is noted that China had overtaken the U.S. as the world’s largest overall greenhouse gas emitter by 2005, and by 2020 China’s greenhouse gas emissions alone are expected to account for 27% of global emissions, up from about 20% in 2005.

The report presents these figures to depict its findings.

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