Alberta and Climate Change
When consulted to help develop the province's 2008 Climate Change Strategy, Albertans said they want to take action against climate change. They also said they want to show that the province is doing its part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions entering our atmosphere.
Alberta is the largest provincial emitter of greenhouse gases in Canada, due to our role as a global energy supplier and reliance on coal-fired electricity generation. Albertans realize there are incredible challenges ahead of us. However, with this challenge comes opportunity.
The province is regulating and reducing emissions from large industrial emitters. We have put a price on carbon dioxide and have a regulated carbon offset market. Alberta is making significant investments in low-carbon technology, such as carbon capture and storage. We are encouraging energy-wise decisions through educational and consumer rebate programs.
Download Alberta's Clean Energy Story brochure
Climate change and greenhouse gas emissions are not just an Alberta issue; the problem belongs to everyone who enjoys the benefits that come with the high standard of living we have achieved in Canada and around the world.?Alberta is committed to taking part in the global efforts to find effective and real solutions to climate change. Our first steps are only the beginning.
- What is Climate Change?
- Climate Change Strategy
- Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Reducing Your Footprint
Watch Alberta Environment's Climate Change Secretariat director Andy Ridge discuss greenhouse gas emission regulations on Alberta Prime Time (aired May 10, 2010).