Above, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking to the UN COP21 climate summit last week in Paris. Produced by Zack Embree for the National Observer.
Sunday night, Canada surprised a world of nations and negotiators in closed-door climate talks in Paris by endorsing a bolder, more ambitious target for cutting greenhouse gases than the UN climate change summit is officially aiming for.
Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna told a stunned crowd that she wants the Paris agreement to restrict planetary warming to just 1.5 Celsius warming. http://www.nationalobserver.com/2015/12/07/news/canada-shocks-cop21-big-new-climate-commitment
Why Would Canada Support The 1.5C Temperature Target? http://blogs.ubc.ca/maribo/2015/12/07/why-would-canada-support-the-1-5-temp/