By the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE)
Transportation in Canada is on an unsustainable path. The transport sector contributes about 30 percent of greenhouse gases from human activity. As the second-highest per capita energy consuming nation on Earth, Canada is particularly vulnerable to the possible economic impacts of international agreements to reduce fossil energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
This report is the product of research and consultation among key stakeholders, including federal, provincial and municipal government representatives, energy producers, carriers and shippers, users and suppliers, labour union members and members of transportation- and environment-related non-governmental organizations.
In addition to exploring areas of general agreement and disagreement on the subject, the report puts forward a series of recommendations aimed at achieving long-term sustainability in Canada's transport sector.
The Road to Sustainable Transportation in Canada
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