Government of Canada legislates climate accountability with first net-zero emissions law

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The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, welcomed Royal Assent of the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, which has become law. It marks the first time a Canadian government has legislated emissions reductions accountability to address climate change, by setting legal requirements on the current government and future governments to plan, report, and course correct on the path to net-zero emissions by or before 2050.  the Act enshrines in legislation Canada’s commitment to set national targets for the reduction of GHG emissions with the objective of attaining net-zero emissions by 2050.

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