2.1.12 Global

Green Party MPs will press Canada to work with other nations to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement. We need to “ratchet up” all current NDC’s (Nationally Determined Contributions) if we are to achieve the increasingly ambitious target of holding global average temperature to no more than a 1.5 degree increase over global average temperature before the Industrial Revolution.

Canada will commit to the necessary technology transfers and funding required for developing nations to transition to a post-carbon economy in a fair and equitable way, keeping in mind Canada’s obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to absorb some of the costs of mitigation and adaptation based on past responsibility for the crisis and our country’s capability to pay. Actions must also be integrated to our UN commitments to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Canada will work to continue and enhance Kyoto’s Clean Development Mechanism to improve and strengthen verification of GHG reductions so that we can have a reliable method in place to invest confidently in GHG reductions in developing nations.

Canada will support the extension of the Kyoto Protocol to cover international aviation and shipping.

 Green Party MPs will:

  • Engage in multi-lateral diplomacy to increase the levels of ambition in all nations’ INDC prior to the COP21 negotiations, including through enhanced financing, adaptation measures, technology transfer, and capacity building;

  • Commit at least $500 million annually to support adaptation and mitigation activities in developing countries;Recognize the legitimacy of developing country calls for additional funding, not through the Green Climate Fund, for the costs of Loss and Damage.

  • Recognize the legitimacy of developing country calls for additional funding, not through the Green Climate Fund, for the costs of Loss and Damage.