City blasted for poor emissions tracking

By Laura Osman, CBC News Ottawa, June 19, 2018

Blasted by critics for doing next to nothing to address climate change during their last term, councillors on Ottawa's environment committee vowed Tuesday to set a more aggressive goal to reduce the city's own greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

If council doesn't understand what's happening, it can't take serious action.- Diane Beckett, environmental advocate
The last time Ottawa took inventory of its GHG emissions was 2012, two years before the last municipal election.

"We don't know if Ottawa's emissions have gone up or down under your watch," chided Angela Keller-Herzog of Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability.

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