Alberta Must Do More to Meet Climate Commitment
WASHINGTON (June 25, 2015) – The following is a statement by Anthony Swift, Canada Project Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, upon the announcement by officials in Alberta, Canada that it will commit to a more ambitious climate policy in coming months and strengthen its Specified Greenhouse Emitters Regulation (SGER) as a stopgap measure.
“This is a good first step. But given Alberta’s track record, the province has a long way to go to helping Canada meet its international climate commitment. First and foremost, Alberta should rein in tar sands development, and its carbon-intensive emissions, in order for Canada to demonstrate it is serious about fighting climate change.”