How does transportation contribute to Canada’s GHG emissions?

Feb 26, 2016   | Categories: Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, Issues, Lower Carbon Future
Even as fossil fuel use is expected to rise over the next 25 years, Canada is working toward a lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions future. That means setting targets, taking a close look at the current contributing factors and evaluating what can be done to reduce them.

Consider transportation. Currently, it produces 24 per cent of Canada’s total emissions. What does that mean for the role it will play in achieving the path to a lower-carbon future? Well, it’s an interesting story, which involves examining both freight and personal transportation. This infographic breaks it down (using 2014 statistics).

Freight vs. Personal GHG emissions

Bottom line: cutting GHG emissions in Canada will be a collective effort. We are all in this together. 
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