Office of the Auditor General
June 23, 2017

Government Not on Track to Meet its Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Target

Auditor General, Terry Paddon, delivered his report on Performance Audits of Departments and Crown Agencies to the House of Assembly today in St. John’s. The results of his audit of Climate Change were included in his report.

“Government is not on track to meet its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.”
- Terry Paddon, Auditor General of Newfoundland and Labrador

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the planet. Greenhouse gas emissions are the primary cause of climate change.

Government committed to a 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 10% below 1990 levels.  Government implemented the 2011 Climate Change Action Plan to guide the Province towards reduced greenhouse gas emissions, however Government did not implement sufficient measures to achieve its target.

The report is available on the Office of the Auditor General website at


Media contact:
Terry Paddon
Auditor General

2017 06 23                                                    9:35 a.m.