Canada's Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Pledge Is Actually An Increase

04/03/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Matthew McDermott Treehugger

CBC News reports that Canada has announced that it will take the United States' lead on emissions reductions, pledging to reduce emissions 17% from 2005 levels by 2020.

Inputting Canada's targets into a handy greenhouse gas emission reduction target converter that the good people of Sandbag created before COP15 reveals that using the 1990 baseline, Canada's emissions will actually be 2.5% higher.

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