Liberals to force Conservatives to vote on support for meeting Paris targets - 2019-05-14

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F0.png Liberals to force Conservatives to vote on support for meeting Paris targets May 14, 2019, Rachel Aiello, CTV News

OTTAWA – The federal government has put on notice a motion calling on the House of Commons to declare a national climate emergency, and support meeting the Paris Agreement emissions targets, a move that appears directed squarely at Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.

Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna has put forward a motion for debate that describes climate change as a "real and urgent crisis, driven by human activity," notes how it is impacting Canadians, and states the need to pursue clean growth methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

And, given this, the House should "declare that Canada is in a national climate emergency which requires, as a response, that Canada commit to meeting its national emissions target under the Paris Agreement and to making deeper reductions in line with the Agreement's objective of holding global warming below two degrees Celsius and pursuing efforts to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius."

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{{cite news | first = Rachel | last = Aiello | title = Liberals to force Conservatives to vote on support for meeting Paris targets | url = https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/liberals-to-force-conservatives-to-vote-on-support-for-meeting-paris-targets-1.4421443 | work = CTV News | date = May 14, 2019 | accessdate = May 15, 2019 }}