The Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change is Canada’s plan to grow the economy while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A central component of this frame work of pricing carbon in the form of carbon tax implemented across the country in 2018 with increasing stringency over time. This benchmark provides provinces and territories with flexibility to implement their own carbon pollution pricing systems.

Canada taking action to reduce it’s greenhouse gas emissions through investments, support, and tougher regulations as we transition toward a low-carbon future.

  • Making Canada’s building sector more energy efficient is a cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save households and businesses money. Homes and buildings contribute 13 percent of Canada’s emissions.
  • Investing in cleaner transportation will create good jobs, help Canada be more competitive in the low-carbon economy, and improve our quality of life. The transportation sector contributes 25 percent of Canada’s emissions.
  • Canada’s industries are the backbone of our economy, but they are also a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. They contribute 11 percent of Canada’s emissions.
  • Canada’s oil and gas industry is an important contributor to our economy. However, the sector produces 26 percent of total emissions.
  • Canada’s forestry, agriculture, and waste sectors contribute 10 percent of Canada’s emissions.
  • Canada’s plan for addressing short-lived climate pollutants, such as hydrofluorocarbons, will help meet climate goals and improve air quality. This plan will help the world avoid an increase in its average temperature by up to 0.5 degrees Celsius, by the end of the century..