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Canada promises UN that it will cut emissions

Canada is one of 55 countries that has followed up on the December 2009 Copenhagen Accord and given a specific...


Canada is one of 55 countries that has followed up on the December 2009 Copenhagen Accord and given a specific pledge to the United Nations that it will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Canada has promised to reduce emissions 17% by 2020 from its 2005 levels, a figure that conforms to the reduction goals of the United States.

In comparison, European Union member states have pledged a reduction of 20-30% from 1990 levels, and the Russian Federation has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 15-25% from 1990 levels.

The pledges are voluntary and have no enforcement provisions. January 31, 2010 was the deadline for their submission.