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Greening Government Strategy

·2020·Policy·Adaptation, MitigationMore details
Sectors: Buildings, Public Sector, Transport

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Greening Government Strategy
  • Net-zero by 2050Economy-wide · Target year: 2050
  • The Government of Canada’s operations will be net-zero emissions by 2050 including:   government-owned and leased real propertymobility: fleets, business travel and commutingprocurement of goods and servicesnational safety and security operations To implement net-zero in real property and fleet operations, the Government of Canada will reduce absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions by 40% by 2025 and by at least 90% below 2005 levels by 2050. On this emissions reduction pathway, the government will aspire to reduce emissions by an additional 10% each 5 years starting in 2025. Net-zero means reducing GHG emissions from operations to as close to zero as possible and then balancing out any remaining emissions with an equivalent amount of carbon removal.Public Sector: Transport: General · Target year: 2050
  • conserve and protect 25% of Canada’s land and oceans (working toward 30% by 2030)Environment · Target year: 2030
  • diverting at least 90% by weight of all construction and demolition waste from landfills and striving to achieve 100% by 2030Waste · Target year: 2030
  • diverting at least 75% by weight of plastic waste from landfills by 2030Waste · Target year: 2030





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