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Success of Paris agreement depends on action at home

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, flanked by the premiers of Alberta, B.C., Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba, at COP21 on November 30, 2015. Photo: Province of B.C.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, flanked by the premiers of Alberta, B.C., Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan, at COP21 on November 30, 2015. Photo: Province of B.C.

Now that the Paris Agreement is complete and world leaders are back at home, each country has to plan their own domestic policies to achieve the Paris promises.

For Canada, as the Pembina Institute argues, the success of the Paris Agreement will be measured by policy progress at home. It’s not enough for Canada to promise action: we must now undertake large and well-planned policy changes.

The Pembina Institute recommends three main courses of action for the Canadian government:

1. Policy support to green Canada’s electricity grid

2. Financial and policy support for low-carbon businesses

3. A credible climate test for all fossil fuel projects and related infrastructure

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