Chapter 1—Climate Change Plans Under the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act—Exhibit 1.4 text version

2011 October Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

October 2011 Report—Chapter 1

Exhibit 1.4—Total expected greenhouse gas emission reductions in the climate change plans have dropped by 90 percent since 2007

This bar graph shows a total 90% decrease in the expected reduction of greenhouse gas emissions over four federal climate change plans from 2007 to 2010.

On the left side of the graph, the total expected greenhouse gas emissions are shown (in million tonnes). The amounts are indicated in intervals of 50 ranging from 0 to 300 million tonnes. Along the bottom of the graph, the four years are shown from 2007 to 2010. A bar extending up from each year shows the amount of expected greenhouse gas emissions for that year. The amounts for each year in millions of tonnes are as follows:

A line extends horizontally from the top of the 2007 amount to the area above the 2010 amount, highlighting the difference in expected reductions. The text above the 2010 amount states: “90% decrease in expected greenhouse gas reductions from the 2007 to the 2010 Plan.”

The source of the data is indicated as follows: “2007 data calculated by the Office of the Auditor General. Other data is from A Climate Change Plan for the Purposes of the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act, published annually since 2007.”