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Title: Climate Change Action Making It Happen Dan McInnis Province of Manitoba


1
Climate Change Action Making It Happen !!
Dan McInnis Province of Manitoba
  • MEIAS Emerging Issues
  • November 27, 2008

2
Manitoba Takes Action
  • 2001 MB Climate Change Task Force
  • 2001 Kyoto and Beyond Action Plan
  • 2004 Emissions Trading Task Force
  • 2005 Green Growing Strategic Framework
  • 2007 Climate Change Conference
  • 2008 Beyond Kyoto (60 action items)
  • 2008 Bill 15

3
Manitoba 2006 GHG Emissions by Sector
4
Goals
  • Two goals .
  • Reduce GHG emissions below 2000 levels by 2010
  • Reduce GHG emissions 6 below 1990 levels by 2012
  • Assist Manitobans to reduce GHGs and adapt to
    climate change
  • Transition Manitoba to a low-carbon economy,
    future built on sustainability

5
Bill 15 The Climate Change and Emissions
Reductions Act
  • 6 below 1990 by 2012
  • below 2000 by 2010
  • Future reductions in 2020 and 2025
  • Report in 2010, 2012 and every 4th year

6
Bill 15 Transportation
  • Fuel efficiency standard for government vehicles
  • Alternative fuels for government vehicles
  • Vehicle standards board to make recommendations
    for new private vehicles
  • Programs for beaters older than 1995
  • Grants for public transit
  • Low Speed Vehicles

7
Bill 15 Green Buildings
  • Green building requirements for energy and
    environmental performance
  • Buildings owned or operated by govt or govt
    agency
  • Construction projects for which govt provides
    capital funding
  • Building construction standards in 2010
  • Energy efficiency standards for residential
    furnaces and boilers for 2009

8
Bill 15 Landfill Emissions
  • Every owner or operator of a prescribed landfill
    must submit
  • Assessment of potential for mitigating GHGs
  • Plan to monitor GHG emissions and control,
    collect or use them by 2010
  • Work in Winnipeg and Brandon already underway

9
Bill 15 Manitoba Hydro
  • Coal phase out except to support emergency
    operations
  • Reducing use of diesel fuel to supply power to
    off-grid communities

10
And even more ..
  • More hydro power development
  • Geothermal installations
  • Electrical and natural gas demand side management
  • Clean energy development hydrogen, solar, etc.
  • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)
  • Driving Green programs

11
Thats not all ..
  • Biomass
  • Crop Residue Burning Reduction
  • Organic Farming
  • Climate Friendly Land Use Planning
  • Greening Schools and government Buildings
  • Tree planting

12
Adaptation
  • Enhanced emergency preparedness
  • Water conservation
  • Northern Healthy Foods
  • Monitor impacts on wildlife
  • Wetland restoration
  • Manitoba Climate Research Table

13
Regional Initiatives
  • Western Climate Initiative
  • Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord
  • Midwestern Energy Efficiency Advisory Group
  • Midwestern Bioeconomy Transportation
  • Midwestern Renewable Electricity, Advanced Coal
    Carbon Capture

14
GreenRegistry.org
  • Web-based tool to support Manitobans actions
  • Inventory/supply of GHG emissions reductions from
    voluntary sources from government programs
  • Assist organizations wishing to assess their GHG
    footprint and reduce their emissions, creating
    demand for carbon credits
  • Introduce market-based solutions including a
    carbon trading platform
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New Business Opportunities
  • Low-carbon inputs
  • Ethanol and Biodiesel
  • Renewable energy
  • St. Joseph wind farm
  • GHG mitigation
  • Tundra Oil and Koch Chemicals
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Floodway expansion
  • Measurement and Consultation
  • Project validators and verifiers
  • Carbon Offsets
  • Agriculture, buildings

18
Climate Change ActionMaking it Happen!
  • Dan McInnis
  • Assistant Deputy Minister
  • Energy, Climate Change and Green Strategy
    Initiatives
  • Department of Science, Technology, Energy and
    Mines
  • Government of Manitoba
  •  dan.mcinnis_at_gov.mb.ca
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