During the Leaders Summit on Climate, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will enhance its emissions reduction target under the Paris Agreement – known as a Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) – by 40-45% below 2005 levels, by 2030.

Trudeau said, “Canada understands that if you don’t have a plan to tackle climate change, then you don’t have a plan to create jobs and economic growth. Canada is a committed partner in the global fight against climate change, and together we will build a cleaner and more prosperous future for all.”

In his address, the Canadian prime minister also highlighted the importance of working with other global leaders to tackle climate change, create growth, and improve the well-being of all people. ”

“Climate change knows no borders, so every country must do its part to invest in a cleaner world. Going forward, Canada will continue to work closely with the United States and other countries to reach our ambitious climate goals, including through our Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership and the corresponding High Level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Ambition,” a statement issued by the prime minister’s office said.

Thursday’s announcement builds on the $53.6 billion it has invested since October to establish Canada’s green recovery for the COVID-19 pandemic, create jobs, and secure a cleaner future for everyone, the Trudeau government said.

According to the Federal Liberals, green investments proposed in Monday’s budget — including a Net-Zero Accelerator to incentivize Canadian business and industry to develop net-zero technologies, measures to help more than 200,000 Canadians make their homes greener and conserving 30 per cent of Canada’s lands and oceans by 2030 — will help the country exceed its Paris climate targets, reduce pollution, and help us reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

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