Media CoverageJun 2, 2019

LNG exports to Asia will earn Paris accord credits, Ottawa says

Ottawa wants to use a provision in the Paris climate accord in hopes of gaining emissions credits toward meeting Canada’s targets by helping to reduce air pollution in Asia.

Under the 2015 Paris agreement to which Canada is a signatory, a section called Article 6 could clear the way for bilateral side deals to give Canada credit for planned exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Asia, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi said in an interview in Vancouver.

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