Canada Can Do Better on Climate Change

In the 2021 Climate Change Performance Index, Canada was placed near the bottom at 58th place among 61 countries

Vikram Barhat 21 April, 2021 | 8:40PM
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Even as the world continues to grapple with the devastation caused by the coronavirus, the problems caused by climate change never really went away. However, nations rebuilding economies can make sustainability a centrepiece of all policy decisions, and align post-pandemic reconstruction efforts with climate goals. For Canada, this represents the perfect opportunity to change perception it has as a laggard on climate action.

Intention Vs Action

Ranked among the worst-performing countries in the 2021 Climate Change Performance Index, Canada was placed near the bottom at 58th place among 61 countries, falling three places since last year. Canada ranked poorly in nearly all categories, placing at 56 among greenhouse gas emitters, 54th in renewable energy and 61st in overall energy use.

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Vikram Barhat

Vikram Barhat  Vikram Barhat is a Toronto-based financial writer specializing in investing, stock markets, personal finance and other areas of the financial services industry. He also writes for CNBC, BBC, The Globe and Mail, and Toronto Star.

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