The Provincial and Federal response to climate change is emerging piecemeal. For now, it remains largely incomplete. Over the last ten years we have seen a plethora of proposals appear, with details to be announced “later.” Only recently in British Columbia has legislation been passed which might begin to come to grips with the challenge of reducing the absolute level of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in that province. Meanwhile, the level of Canada’s GHG emissions continues to rise. Among the G8 economies, Canada ranked highest in percentage increase (1990 – 2004). Among countries that track their emissions in detail, Canada’s GHG growth was surpassed only by Portugal, Spain and Turkey.

type Climate Change Bulletin - July 2008 - Climate Change and the Electricity Sector - The Provincial-Federal Challenge for Canada