Environment

The Challenge

Industry and governments must work together to ensure a sustainable future for all Canadians. The Canadian chemistry and plastics sectors must continue to innovate to address the impacts of this global challenge.

Our Solutions

Solving environmental challenges depends on chemistry-based solutions. Canada’s chemistry and plastic sectors are world leaders in low-intensity carbon chemical and plastic production. CIAC promotes government policies that enable the chemistry industry to deliver innovations for a healthy environment and contribute to the low-carbon economy.

The Challenge

Industry and governments must work together to ensure a sustainable future for all Canadians. The Canadian chemistry and plastics sectors must continue to innovate to address the impacts of this global challenge.

Our Solutions

Solving environmental challenges depends on chemistry-based solutions. Canada’s chemistry and plastic sectors are world leaders in low-intensity carbon chemical and plastic production. CIAC promotes government policies that enable the chemistry industry to deliver innovations for a healthy environment and contribute to the low-carbon economy.

Chemistry industry Vital to achieving Canada’s net-zero emissions targets

Canada’s chemistry industry shares Canadians’ concerns on the impacts of a changing climate and the urgency of reducing emissions in line with scientific evidence and Canada’s international commitments. In 2019, the federal government committed to the goal of net-zero carbon emissions for all of Canada by 2050. Achieving this will require chemistry-based solutions.

Improving air quality

CIAC and its members helped to develop and continue to support Canada’s Air Quality Management System – a ground-breaking collaboration between industry, NGOs, and governments that sets base-levels of emissions for industry and other sectors and ensures air quality across the country.

Leveling the playing field on carbon pricing

CIAC and its members are supportive of carbon pricing and continue to advocate for efficient initiatives that still recognize the global competition faced by our sector from non-carbon priced jurisdictions.

Supporting
Responsible Care®

Through Responsible Care® and a commitment to sustainability and continuous improvement, our members continue to invest in pollution prevention, energy efficiency, and resource conservation.

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