The Canadian Climate Institute has conducted an independent assessment of the emissions projections contained in Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan. We have also reviewed the main elements of the 2030 Plan against our Emissions Reduction Plan assessment framework published in March 2022. We conclude that the 2030 Plan is credible and sets Canada on a path to reaching its 2026 emission-reduction targets on the way to 2030 and 2050. The Plan includes more transparency on the modelling and analysis used to develop the projections than we’ve seen before, develops sector-by-sector emissions projections that could form the basis of sectoral road maps to aid with implementation, and provides insight on how the plan is to be executed.
This study, published in the September 2021 issue of Energy Policy journal, explores the potential role of road pricing in achieving deep greenhouse gas mitigation targets, including cordon zones, fuel taxes, VKT fees, and ZEV zones.