The Canadian government surprised observers at the Paris climate change conference by endorsing the notion that the world should limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above preindustrial levels. But Ottawa already has a major challenge on its hands in trying to meet the objective of a 2-degree limit, all in tandem with the provinces and its NAFTA partners. Our contributors drill down on the data behind the global targets and the approaches Canadian policy-makers should consider as they get on with the business of meeting targets.

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