Climate Change

Canada falling far short on emission goals, Environment Canada reports

Canada is falling well short of its international commitment to reduce greenhouse gases and the Harper government is offering no plan to close the gap.

In an update released Thursday, Environment Canada projects that rising emissions from a booming oil-sands sector will swamp progress made elsewhere and, without tough new actions, will fail to meet the target set by Prime Minister Stephen Harper at an United Nations climate summit in 2009.