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Achieving net zero emissions by 2050 in Canada

February 2021

In November 2020, Canada’s federal government introduced Bill C-12 with the objective of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. At the request of the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, Navius Research undertook an assessment of pathways under which Canada could achieve this mid-century target. This study explores potential net zero pathways for Canada, illustrates trade-offs and quantifies uncertainty across pathways, and provides insight into the potential policy priorities needed for Canada to achieve its goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

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Featured Journal Article

Which plug-in electric vehicle policies are best? A multi-criteria evaluation framework applied to Canada

Melton, N., J. Axsen, & B. Moawad.


This study, published in the January 2020 issue of Energy Research and Social Sciences journal, describes a zero emission vehicle policy evaluation framework and illustrates the trade-offs between three policy packages that achieve Canada’s ZEV targets.

Other Journal Articles

Melton, N., J. Axsen, & B. Moawad. 2020. Which plug-in electric vehicle policies are best? A multi-criteria evaluation framework applied to Canada. Energy Research & Social Science 64, 1-15. Learn More ➥

Melton, N., J. Axsen & S. Goldberg. 2017. Evaluating plug-in electric vehicle policies in the context of long-term greenhouse gas reduction goals: Comparing 10 Canadian provinces using the PEV policy report card. Energy Policy, 107, 381-393.

Bataille, C. & N. Melton. 2017. Energy efficiency and economic growth: A retrospective CGE analysis for Canada from 2002 to 2012Energy Economics, 64, 118-130.

Wolinetz & Axsen. 2017. How policy can build the plug-in electric vehicle market: Insights from the REspondent-based Preference And Constraints (REPAC) model. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 117: 238-250. Learn More ➥

Melton, N., J. Axsen & D. Sperling. 2016. Moving beyond alternative fuel hype to decarbonize transportationNature Energy, 1, 16013. Learn More ➥

Bataille, C., N. Melton & M. Jaccard. 2015. Policy uncertainty and diffusion of carbon capture and storage in an optimal region. Climate Policy, 15(5): 565-582.

Jaccard, M., N. Melton & J. Nyboer. 2011. Institutions and Processes for Scaling Up Renewables: Run-of-River Hydropower in British Columbia. Energy Policy, 39(7): 4042-4050.

Peters, J., C. Bataille, N. Rivers, & M. Jaccard. 2010. Taxing Emissions, Not Income: How to Moderate the Regional Impact of Federal Environment Policy. C.D. Howe Institute, 314: Toronto, ON.