- Organization: Office of the Auditor General of Canada
- Published: Spring 2012
- Link: http://jlne.ws/K9Lxvd
Since 1992, the Government of Canada has made domestic and international commitments to address climate change, including commitments to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The Government of Canada has now committed to reduce its economy-wide GHG emissions to 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, in alignment with the United States. This target was set internationally in the 2009 Copenhagen Accord and has also been communicated in the 2010 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy.
In this audit we examined whether Environment Canada had established an implementation plan designed to meet the 2020 national GHG emission reduction target.