Canada 's 2015 Indc Proposal Essay

1600 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 null Page
Canada’s 2015 INDC proposal to the UNFCCC negotiating process for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference demonstrates a continuous inability to address climate change. The Canadian government is pressured to make emissions reductions as the importance of addressing climate change is greater than ever. For more than two decades, Canada has not made the changes needed to follow through on emissions reduction commitments. Canada has over ambitiously stated in its INDC, that it “intends to achieve an economy wide target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030”. Canada’s 2015 INDC proposal is defensive and strategically uncoordinated, demonstrating the need for significant climate policy changes at the federal level. There is a current understanding that climate change presents one of the most significant threats to the balance of life on earth. The cause of a change in earth’s climate is due to the enhancement of its natural greenhouse effect by either human or natural effects. Earth 's climate is a complex system subject to change but the planet is warmer today than it has been for thousands of years, and the current atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have not been this high for millions of years. Changes in temperature may seem insignificant in the context of a human perception of time but are alarming when analyzed in a planetary context. Climate change has unique ethical considerations as there are inevitable consequences for…

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