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Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Legislation in Yukon

Apr 4, 2017

Climate Change Action Plan Progress Report

In 2015, the Yukon released the Climate Change Action Plan Progress Report (the Report), a policy document building on existing commitments contained in the Territory’s 2009 Climate Change Action Plan. The plan reports on the actions taken by the Yukon in the intervening period and sets out new initiatives to assist the Territory in achieving its emissions reduction-related goals. Rather than focusing on jurisdiction-wide emissions reduction targets, the Report targets specific sectors including the building sector, transportation, electricity and industrial operations. The Report also sets ambitious targets for the Yukon government’s own internal operations, including a commitment to become carbon neutral by 2020. The Territory does not currently have legislation addressing carbon taxation or pricing.