Environment and Climate Change

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 and plastics 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

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.

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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​.

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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. CIAC is able to track our members’ reductions of greenhouse gas and other emissions through the National Emissions Reduction Masterplan (NERM). These are published in annual Responsible Care Report.

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