Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada to Set 80 per Cent Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target by 2050: Greenpeace

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada to Set 80 per Cent Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target by 2050: Greenpeace

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Canada eyes 80 per cent reduction target: Greenpeace

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MARRAKECH, Morocco - Greenpeace Canada says Ottawa will set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent below 2005 levels by 2050,

A spokesperson for the environmental organization told The Canadian Press on Wednesday that members of the Canadian delegation at the United Nations climate change conference indicated the 80 per cent number during a meeting.

That would mean Canada would follow the lead of the United States, who have also set an 80 per cent goal.

Members of the Canadian delegation at the United Nations climate change conference in Marrakech, Morocco, did not confirm the information.

Caitlin Workman, a spokeswoman for Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, did not respond to a request for comment.

Canada's strategy for reaching its target is expected to include doubling production of clean energy and increasing energy produced from biomass. …

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