Canada’s Big Oil Reality Check: Major oil and gas producers undercut Canada’s commitment to 1.5ºC

This article was produced by Oil Change International and Environmental Defence Canada and published by them on November 3, 2021.

Our new report “Canada’s Big Oil Reality Check” finds that the climate plans of major oil and gas companies operating in Canada rank among the worst worldwide and will accelerate the climate crisis rather than help Canada and the world limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (ºC).

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The assessment by Environmental Defence Canada and Oil Change International assesses eight of Canada’s top oil and gas producers, including Imperial (ExxonMobil) and Shell. It finds they are all on track to increase their oil and gas production in Canada, rather than planning a fair transition away from fossil fuels that are fuelling the climate crisis.

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