Industries sector review

Progression and projections 2006-2030

    Most emitting provinces

  • In the industrial sector, emissions largely depend on fluctuating economic context, overall progress is slow and mitigation processes stay too ineffective.
    Some actors have improved their footprint but their efforts are offset by increases in other sectors (for industry, it's helpful to have a finer level of detail, but it's not returned here).
    Much remains to be done also in auditing, the "undifferentiated processes" still covering a significant percentage of emissions.


The carbon market is often a proposed measure (we choose a declining emissions cap of 2% per year). This would have a combined effect on several sectors (hydrocarbon, electricity, potentially agriculture). Many unimplemented measures are possible, such as higher standardization, especially for the emitting sectors. (in Europe for example, ash used in the cement industry is allowed to reduce GHG).
Canada proposes to act primarily in the chemical industry and the manufacture of fertilizer.

Measure 1: establish a carbon market in 2018 (2% per year)
.......(impact in the industries sector)
Measure 2: better standardization for the most emitting processes
Measure 3: better standardization in the chemical and fertilizer manufacturing
.......(proposed action for 2030)