Impact of National and Global Greenhouse Gas Targets on the Project

Submitted by: City of Vancouver

The evidence:

  • The Project relates to the projected massive expansion of Alberta bitumen production, which will release CO2 annual emissions equivalent to that produced by 2.2 million cars.
  • The pipeline will contribute to emission productions that could contribute to Canada failing to meet the global climate goal of preventing global temperatures from rising more than 2°C
  • If considered individually, each pipeline will be seen as not causing Canada to fail to meet its climate commitments, but there is a cumulative effect of all of the pipelines.