Climate Action Canada

Climate Action Canada

Climate Action Canada

Yes, We Can Support Both Climate Action + Liquefied Natural Gas.

The world needs more Canada

1. Canada can responsibly produce oil and natural gas and continue to make progress on reducing emissions without displacing our jobs to less environmentally responsible producers. This is a win for Canadian prosperity, global energy security and climate action.

2. Japan, Germany and South Korea have all asked us for our responsible, reliable energy, preferring Canada over other sources because of our shared values [1][2]shouldn’t we do everything we can to help our allies?

3. Global oil and natural gas consumption levels are growing, and will for many years to come [3][4]. Canada’s energy sector and government can work together to continue supporting our jobs and reducing our emissions while not leaving any Canadian or Indigenous family behind.

4. West Coast Canadian LNG projects have widespread support from Indigenous communities, and in some instances, are majority owned by First Nations looking to these projects as a means of economic reconciliation [5][6].

5. An emissions cap on Canada’s oil and natural gas sector will only shift our energy jobs and revenues to other countries with fewer protections for human rights and the environment, forcing Canadians to lose out on tens of billions of dollars used to pay for our social programs such as healthcare and education [7].

Canada is home to one of the most transparent, regulated and environmentally responsible oil and natural gas sectors in the world. Our energy producers are global leaders in emissions reductions and are some of the largest investors in clean technologies in the country [8].

Canadians can responsibly produce oil and natural gas and make progress on climate change. We don’t have to choose between the two – we can do both, while also providing energy security to our allies [9].

Indigenous-led Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, for example, are expected to be some of the least carbon-intensive facilities worldwide [10][11]. Canadian-made LNG to Asia to displace coal-fired power generation could reduce emissions equivalent to removing all the cars off Canada’s roads [12].

By supporting all Canadian energy — including our responsible oil and natural gas production, we can create a resilient future for our local communities while simultaneously taking action on climate and helping provide energy security to Canadians and our allies.

Europe, South Korea and Japan all want more reliable and environmentally conscious Canadian energy [1][2]. Meanwhile, global energy security concerns have made sustainable supply sources strategically important for governments worldwide [1][2].

Canada’s allies have asked us many times for our sustainable energy. Canadian oil and natural gas can play a crucial, responsible role in meeting the growing energy needs of the world – shouldn’t we do everything we can to help?

Oil and natural gas accounted for 29% of Canada’s total exports in 2021 and support hundreds of thousands of jobs for Canadian and Indigenous families nationwide [13]. Additionally, the sector is projected to generate over $1.1 trillion in revenues for Canadian governments from 2000 to 2032 [14][15].

An emissions cap in Canada will only displace our sustainable oil and natural gas jobs to less responsible producers and significantly reduce the revenues Canada has to pay for our education, healthcare and infrastructure [7]. We must take action to ensure Canadians remain energy secure while continuing to reduce our emissions and support local jobs.


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1 – Business in Vancouver – Korea, Japan want Canadian LNG – can Canada deliver? – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

2 – Reuters – Germany touts possible ‘major role’ for Canadian LNG in shift away from Russia – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

3 – International Energy Agency – World Energy Outlook 2022, STEPS Scenario – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

4 – Shell – LNG Outlook 2023 – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

5 – Coastal GasLink – Indigenous Relations – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

6 – Government of British Columbia – Indigenous Peoples and LNG – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

7 – Montreal Economic Institute – The Economic Impact of Applying a Carbon Emissions Cap to the Oil and Gas Sector – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

8 – Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers – Canadian oil and natural gas is a cleantech industry – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

9 – Calgary Herald – VARCOE: ‘Walk and chew gum’ – Ottawa vows to crank up output while hastening energy transition – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

10 – Haisla Nation – Introducing Cedar LNG – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

11 – Nisga’a Nation – Ksi Lisims LNG – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

12 – Wood Mackenzie – The Role of Canadian LNG in Asia – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

13 – Natural Resources Canada – Energy Factbook 2022-2023 – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

14 – Canadian Energy Centre – $495 billion in government revenues from the Canadian oil and gas industry projected over next decade – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

15 – Canadian Energy Centre – $755 billion: The energy sector’s revenue contribution to Canadian governments, 2000-2021 – Date Accessed: March 2023 (

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