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British Columbia's greenhouse gas emissions explode

October 12, 2006

OTTAWA - British Columbia is quickly becoming a high emitter of greenhouse gases, according to a new David Suzuki Foundation study.

"B.C. used to be one of the smaller emitters of greenhouse gases," says report author Dale Marshall, a David Suzuki Foundation policy analyst based in Ottawa. "Just last year, the province's emissions went up five-and-a-half percent, and they're now up 30 per cent above where they were in 1990."

The second edition of The Suzuki Foundation's All Over the Map report assesses provincial and territorial action on climate change, compares each region's greenhouse gas emissions, analyzes their climate change plans and evaluates their records. Alberta has one of the poorest records when it comes to reversing global warming.

The Suzuki Foundation found most provincial and territorial action on climate change is scattered, piecemeal and entirely absent in some places. The report shows some provinces and territories (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Yukon) have no climate change plans at all, others (Newfoundland and NWT, as well as B.C.) have plans that are weak and vague. The worst offenders (Saskatchewan and Alberta) continue to allow emissions to grow unchecked, without any plan to even address the problem.

"Part of the problem is B.C.'s insistence on relativism, comparing its emissions to neighboring territories," Mr. Marshall says. "That won't work, especially being next door to Alberta, one of the highest greenhouse gas emitters on the continent." He also cites policies calling for the expansion of Highway One at a time when transportation emissions are up 42 per cent. More oil and gas exploration has meant a 67 per cent climb in emissions from that sector.

The rest of the country looks to B.C. as a leader and innovator on environmental issues. If unchecked, current trends could reverse that reputation and imperil the planet.

Download the full report, All Over The Map at:

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/files/climate/AOTM2_English.pdf

For more information, please contact:

Dale Marshall, Climate change policy analyst

David Suzuki Foundation

Cell: 613-302-9913

Justin Smallbridge, Communications specialist

David Suzuki Foundation

604-732-4228, ext. 237


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