Harper Government Climate Targets Meaningless Without Policy Commitments

For Immediate Release

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Peter Louwe, Greenpeace Canada communications: 778-228-5404; plouwe@greenpeace.org
Keith Stewart, Greenpeace Canada Climate and Energy Campaign: 416-659-0294; kstewart@greenpeace.org

Harper Government Climate Targets Meaningless Without Policy Commitments

TORONTO - In reaction to Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq's announcement of a greenhouse gas reduction target of 30% by 2030 relative to 2005 levels, Keith Stewart, head of the Climate and Energy Campaign for Greenpeace Canada, said:

“The Harper government has not only ignored its existing reduction target, but the pro-tar sands policies it has adopted are taking us in the opposite direction. Until today’s announcement is backed by a commitment to enacting policies that can actually achieve this new target, it isn’t worth the paper it is written on.”

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