PRESS RELEASE: Decarbonizing Transportation in Canada: Building a Foundation for Success

TORONTO, ON – Pollution Probe is pleased to announce the release of its newest report Decarbonizing Transportation in Canada: Building a Foundation for Success. The report represents the culmination of a project made possible through the generous support of Toyota Canada.
The primary objective of the report is to support the Government of Canada and Provincial and Territorial Governments in their efforts to implement the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, and associated measures to reduce transportation emissions and energy demand. In the report, Pollution Probe calls for a framework approach for developing comprehensive strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation in Canada. The report’s framework contains a number of policy options which are not exhaustive, but illustrate how the framework can be used as a tool of strategy development. The intended outcome is a set of policies and measures that can be further explored to help advance the decarbonization of transportation in jurisdictions across Canada. The report findings demonstrate that there are many areas in which Canada can maintain or establish global leadership positions in low-carbon transportation options, leading to clean economic growth and a cleaner environment.
“This report exemplifies Pollution Probe’s continued work with governments and industry in their efforts to reduce transportation emissions and air pollution. Despite significant advancements in recent years, transportation continues to be a leading source of greenhouse gases and air pollutants across the country. Governments in Canada are in need of comprehensive transportation decarbonization strategies, and this report is meant to help inform efforts to develop such strategies.”
                        – Christopher Hilkene, CEO, Pollution Probe

About Pollution Probe
Pollution Probe is a national, not-for-profit, charitable organization which is improving the health and well-being of Canadians by advancing policy that achieves positive, tangible environmental change. It is a leader in building successful partnerships with industry and government to develop practical solutions for shared environmental challenges. Pollution Probe is leading the delivery of the Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Advancement Partnership on behalf of the Government of Ontario, to accelerate the adoption of low emission passenger vehicles.

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