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Report on Plans and Priorities 2011-2012
Electronic Layer of Reporting
Elements of NRCan's Sustainable Development Strategy

Adressing Climate Change and Air Quality

FSDS Target 1.1 - Climate Change Mitigation

Relative to 2005 emission levels, reduce Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) 17% by 2020.

FSDS Implementation Strategy - International Work on Climate Change

1.1.50 Asia-Pacific Partnership: Manage Canadian Asia-Pacific Partnership-funded projects that promote the development, diffusion and deployment of clean technologies. (EC, NRCan, IC)

You will find below details about NRCan's activities that contribute to this implementation strategy:

Domestic and International Energy Policy

This activity is nested within NRCan’s Program Activity Architecture (PAA) as follows:

  • Strategic Outcome 1 - 
    Economic Competiveness

    • Program Activity 1.1 - 
      Economic Opportunities for Natural Resources

      • Sub Activity 1.1.7
        Domestic and International Energy Policy

Description

The development of Canada’s energy resources is an important component of Canadian prosperity, and can be achieved only by a globally competitive energy sector that is governed in a manner that is consistent with Canada’s social and environmental goals. To support such governance and the responsible development of Canada’s energy resources, under Sub Activity - Domestic and International Energy Policy (PAA 1.1.7), NRCan delivers current and timely energy related analysis, advice and recommendations to NRCan senior management on a variety of domestic and international issues including clean energy, climate change, renewable electricity, nuclear energy, uranium and radioactive wastes, and federal-provincial-territorial energy relations.

The Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP) is a public-private partnership that seeks to accelerate the development, deployment and diffusion of clean energy technologies. The Partnership focuses on expanding investment and trade in cleaner energy technologies, goods and services in key energy-intensive and energy supply sectors that offer the greatest potential to address climate change and air pollution challenges. Participating countries collectively represent approximately 45 percent of the world’s population, 49 percent of GDP, 50 percent of global emissions of CO2 from combustion sources.

Since Canada’s engagement in the APP in 2007, the Government has invested a total of $11.75M in 28 APP projects, which have leveraged more than $77M in investments. NRCan has contributed significant technical and scientific expertise to a number of the APP task forces, including Building and Appliances, Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation, Power Generation and Transmission, and Coal Mining. The Department has also ensured that private sector stakeholders have had the opportunity to participate in APP projects.

Relationship to FSDS Target

NRCan’s participation in the APP supports Canada’s domestic and international efforts to address climate change. APP partner countries work together with private sector partners to meet goals for energy security, national air pollution reduction, and climate change in ways that promote sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. APP projects also help open foreign markets to Canadian goods and services, helping to create new jobs and promoting domestic expertise. Thus, efforts under Sub Activity - Domestic and International Energy Policy contributes indirectly to FSDS Target 1.1 - Climate Change Mitigation.

Non-Financial Performance Expectations

This initiative sunsets in FY 2010-2011 and will be reported on in DPR 2010-2011. Non Financial Performance Expectations apply to:

FY 2010-2011 only.

The Partnership focuses on expanding investment and trade in cleaner energy technologies, goods and services in key energy-intensive and energy supply sectors that offer the greatest potential to address climate change and air pollution challenges.

Output and Indicator (Sub Activity 1.1.7)

Advice, recommendations and analysis on specific international engagement in energy-related fora and projects.

  • Advice, recommendations and analysis in support of international working groups, meetings and/or projects.
  • Advice, recommendations and analysis in support of international climate change engagement.

Other FSDS Linkages

Sub Activity - Domestic and International Energy Policy further contributes to FSDS Target 1.1 - Climate Change Mitigation through the following implementation strategies:

This Sub Activity also contributes to FSDS Target 2.1 - Air Pollutants through two implementation strategies: