Peddling Greenhouse Gases

What is the Carbon Footprint of Canada’s Fossil Fuel Exports?
November 29, 2011
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This report reviews emissions from Canada’s export of fossil fuels, and finds finds that greenhouse gas emissions embodied in Canadian exports of fossil fuels in 2009 were greater than the emissions from all fossil fuel combustion within Canada — and were almost four times the emissions from extracting and processing fossil fuels in Canada. The study also argues that if Canada is serious about mitigating the effects of climate change, both domestically and internationally, it needs to not only reduce domestic consumption of fossil fuels, but also to stop peddling fossil fuels in export markets.