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Canada 2019

Canada remains in the group of very-low-performing countries. The country is still one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, both in absolute and per capita terms, and is rated very low for its performance in the categories GHG Emissions, Renewable Energy and Energy Use. The Government of Canada continues to receive a high rating for its international climate diplomacy – national experts commend Canada for its leading role in the Powering Past Coal Alliance. However, experts observe an increased gap between policy directions at federal and provincial levels, leading to a low rating for national climate policy. Recent provincial elections seem to have made it increasingly difficult to implement climate policies across jurisdictional levels, which would be needed to put the country on a well below 2°C pathway.