Net Zero Emissions by 2050 Accountability Act

Last updated: 6 March 2024

The Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act would establish an independent advisory body to provide ongoing advice to the Government as Canada charts its path to net-zero by 2050. 


The Act will:


- Establish a long-term target of reaching net zero emissions in 2050;

- Legislate setting five-year milestone emissions reductions targets starting in 2030, with an interim objective in 2026;

- Require climate targets to be set 10 years in advance;

- Create a framework for detailed climate policy planning and progress reporting;

- Legislate a Net-Zero Advisory Body composed of diverse stakeholders and rights-holders to advise the Environment and Climate Change Minister on targets and plans;

- Require the Minister to consider the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in climate planning and target-setting;

- Mandate a legislative review of the Bill 5 years after its adoption.

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