Notice was given on June 4, 2011 that a Climate Change Plan had been prepared by the Minister of Environment pursuant to Section 5(1) of the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act. This was the fifth iteration of the Plan required under the Act.

Canada restated its commitment to reducing its economy-wide GHG emissions by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020, equivalent to reducing Canada’s 2020 emissions to 607 megatonnes. It was re-emphasized that Canada’s approach would be aligned with that of the United States where appropriate and where it was in Canada’s best interests to do so. It was proposed that this would be accomplished by focusing on a sector-by-sector regulatory approach.

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