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Survey open to January 14: Canada’s 2030 Emission Reduction Plan

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Thursday January 13, 2022 | NATIONAL

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

The federal government is accepting feedback on how to achieve Canada’s 2030 climate targets. The comment portal is open for one more day through Environment and Climate Change … to Friday January 14.

A simple survey is online at Engagement on Canada’s 2030 Emission Reduction Plan.

It’s an opportunity to have your voice heard on climate policy.

Most of the answers are long-form. You’ll probably do better at it if you’ve already thought about many aspects of climate change and what you think should be done about it.

It could take you 20 minutes or much longer, depending on the lengthy comments you are given room to say.

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Survey intro (from the federal website):

During the recent UN climate change conference (COP26), the world came together to commit to doing more on a faster timeline to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

Canada is listening to the best available science and economic analysis, which tell us that getting to net-zero emissions in less than 30 years is essential to keeping the world safe and livable for future generations.

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Hearing Canadian’s ideas and perspectives is essential to building an effective plan to reach net-zero and to achieve Canada’s emissions reductions target to reduce emissions by 40-45% below 2005 levels by 2030. We welcome input from all interested Canadians on how we can best reduce emissions in order to achieve these ambitious goals. If we make the right decisions today, we can reach our climate targets in a way that supports workers, communities and the competitiveness of our economy now and in the years ahead.

Since the passing of the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act in late June 2021, the Government of Canada has begun consulting with provinces and territories, Indigenous Peoples, the Net-Zero Advisory Body and interested Canadians on the collaborative approach the Government of Canada can take to address climate change. We welcome and value your input on Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan.

Your participation is voluntary and every effort is taken to ensure the results are aggregated in a format that prevents re-identification. | Engagement on Canada’s 2030 Emission Reduction Plan.

About the survey:

The information is collected, used and disclosed for the purpose of informing the development of the 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan. This engagement process focuses on engaging with Canadians, including Indigenous Peoples of Canada, on how Canada can continue to increase action on climate change across the country.

The demographic questions are designed to assist in better understanding how climate change is affecting diverse groups. | Engagement on Canada’s 2030 Emission Reduction Plan.

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Previous input (March 19 to April 21, 2021):

  • To inform the setting of Canada’s more ambitious 2030 target of 40-45% below 2005 emissions levels, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) launched an online survey to seek public input on how Canada can continue to increase action on climate change across the country. The public engagement survey was open from March 19, 2021 to April 21, 2021. A total of 1,134 respondents participated in the engagement.
  • Support for government action on climate change was high, with virtually all of the participants (95%) in support of Canada increasing its 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target above its prior target of 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.
  • The top three most frequently mentioned further emission reduction measures that the Government of Canada should pursue were renewable energy (81%), support for climate-smart agriculture (78%) and conserving, expanding and enhancing natural areas (77%).
  • The vast majority of the engagement’s participants (84%) felt that the choices they make today would play a role in helping Canada to achieve its greenhouse reduction targets.
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