Canadian fossil fuel exports threaten climate

A new CCPA report finds that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions embodied in Canadian exports of fossil fuels in 2009 were 15% greater than the emissions from all fossil fuel combustion within Canada, and almost four times the emissions from extracting and processing fossil fuels in Canada. The study, by Marc Lee and Amanda Card, concludes that if Canada is serious about mitigating the effects of climate change, both domestically and internationally, it needs to not only reduce domestic consumption of fossil fuels, but also to stop peddling fossil fuels in export markets.

The full report, Peddling GHGs: What is the Carbon Footprint of Canada’s Fossil Fuel Exports? is available by clicking here.