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Available Expert - Canada to announce plan to meet Paris climate change committments

Friday, December 9, 2016

Queen's University climate change expert John Smol is available to comment on reports that the federal and provincial governments are set to announce a course of action to meet Canada's committments under the Paris agreement signed earlier this year. CBC reports that, in concert with previously announced measures, the proposals will result in a decrease in annual emissions of nearly 291 million tonnes by 2030 — equivalent to removing 62 million cars off the road.

"Canada is back where it should be on the climate file," says Dr. Smol. "Leading and using scientific evidence to develop policy."

Dr. John Smol is a professor in the Queen's University Department of Biology and one of Canada's leading experts in climate change. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change and is a 3M Teaching Fellow.

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