The federal government is seeking feedback on new measure to reduce pollution from Canada’s landfills
Environment and Climate Change Canada
(ECCC) is seeking feedback on the draft Landfill Methane Recovery and Destruction Protocol
developed for use under the Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit Systems Regulations
. This protocol will be an important measure to reduce methane emissions from landfills and will help the federal government achieve its 2030 targets to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 40 to 45 percent below 2005 levels.
The draft protocol is the latest element of the proposed federal GHG offset system and will provide financial incentives in the form of credits to landfill operators to use technologies that reduce methane emissions. Landfill operators will be able to generate offset credits for capturing methane from their operations, and destroying it or repurposing it into energy with technologies such as flares, boilers, and engines.
The deadline to provide feedback is February 18, 2022, and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the consultation process, email the Offsets and Emissions Trading Section at email@example.com
Manager of Policy & Advocacy