441-01912 Environment
Mark Gerretsen
Greenhouse gases,Oil and gas
Petition to the Government of Canada
        The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned us repeatedly that rising temperatures over the next two decades will bring 'widespread devastation and extreme weather';
        We are certainly feeling these impacts in Canada, today, with increased flooding, wildfires, and extreme temperatures;
        Addressing this climate crisis requires a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to limit global warming to 1.5°C. The oil and gas sector is the largest and fastest growing source of emissions; and
        In 2021, the federal government committed to 'cap and cut emissions from the oil and gas sector to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050'.
    We, the undersigned, residents of Kingston and the Islands, call upon the Government of Canada to move forward, immediately, with bold emissions caps for the oil and gas sector that are comprehensive in scope and realistic in achieving the necessary targets that Canada has set to reduce emissions by 2030.