On August 9, 2008, John Baird, the Federal Minister of the Environment, unveiled the draft Canada’s Offset System for Greenhouse Gases: Guide for Protocol Developers "the Guide". There will be a 60-day comment period for the draft Guide. This Guide is the first of three that will be issued for the offset credit system under the Federal climate change plan, Turning the Corner Action Plan, itself published on April 26, 2007, to help in reducing Canada’s emissions intensity by 20% from 2006 levels by 2020.

type Climate Change Bulletin - August 2008 - Environment Canada Unveils Draft Offset System for Greenhouse Gases