Liberals plan to phase out coal power by 2030 to help Canada exceed the Paris agreement’s carbon emission reduction targets. They pledge net-zero emissions by 2050. The party wants to end “inefficient” fossil fuel subsidies. It promises to complete flood maps for all of Canada and offer more money to communities to mitigate and adapt to natural disasters.
Conservatives have committed to meeting Paris agreement targets, but would axe the carbon tax. They propose requiring that heavy emitters invest in clean technology or research. The party wants to sign agreements giving Canada carbon credits for helping to achieve emissions reductions internationally, and launch a green-tech patent tax credit for businesses.
The NDP says it wants to cut Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions to 450 megatonnes by 2030. To get there, it would spend $15 billion retrofitting buildings and create a “climate bank” to invest in renewable energy and clean technology. It wants to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies, boost the support fund for communities hit by natural disasters and see Canada powered by net carbon-free electricity by 2030.
Greens aim to reduce emissions to 60 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 — doubling Canada’s current Paris agreement targets — and hit net-zero emissions by 2050. The party promises to ban fracking, end imports of foreign oil and oppose fossil fuel projects. It would end fossil fuel subsidies within a year and pledges that all electricity would come from renewable resources by 2030.
The Bloc is committed to meeting the Paris agreement targets and to look at exceeding them. It opposes building pipelines or investing in fossil fuel projects and promises to cut subsidies within 100 days of the election. The party says it would use the money saved on subsidies to promote clean energy.
Leader Maxime Bernier acknowledges climate change is happening, but isn't convinced humans play a role. He has said he would do "nothing" to address climate change and leave it to the private sector to find solutions. The party would withdraw from the Paris accord, get rid of green subsidies and ditch “unrealistic greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.”