All thermal-coal mining projects will be halted, confirmed Canadian authorities, as part of a drive to achieve a 2030 emission reduction goal, since this energy source significantly impacts the climate.
“New thermal coal mining projects or expansions are not in line with the ambition Canadians want to see on climate, or with Canada’s domestic and international climate commitments,” says environment minister Jonathan Wilkinson. “It represents another critical step in our shared path to a cleaner and more prosperous future, and places Canada among the first G7 countries to adopt such a policy.”
Coal supplies less than 10% of Canada’s needs, and this energy source will be completely phased out by 2030 in the only G7 member country whose carbon emissions rose between 2015 and 2019. Canada plans on reducing its emissions by up to 45% below 2005 levels by 2030.