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Agriculture committee  We are looking at it. That's the short answer.

June 1st, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Agriculture committee  The short answer is twofold. First, I'll have to get back to you with the precise data; we do have that data. Second, the data will show that the relative contribution, of course, varies from area to area and ecosystem to ecosystem. We have some ecosystems that continue to be s

June 1st, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Agriculture committee  That's an excellent question, and it's a big challenge for us. The reality, however, is that what we need to do is to focus on creating incentives for new or changed behaviour so that we increase sequestration or reduce emissions relative to their current levels. There are som

June 1st, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Agriculture committee  With respect, that's not a question for our officials. That's a question you need to address to the members of the government.

June 1st, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Agriculture committee  The short answer is that it's through data collection and modelling associated with changes in the landscape. If we lose wetlands, then we lose the sequestration that previously occurred. If we gain wetlands, we gain sequestration that occurred. Again, it's always relative to wh

June 1st, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Agriculture committee  Have I been on a farm? Not recently, but I'm not the one doing the work. Initially, we undertook a survey to identify activities that should be the highest priority for us in developing protocols. That was—

June 1st, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Agriculture committee  Yes, it was with farmers, agricultural academics and representatives from all of the major agricultural industry associations. It's particularly important, in the context of agriculture, to ensure that we have input from across the country, because agricultural practices and requ

June 1st, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Agriculture committee  I won't comment on the inventory itself. I'm wondering if my colleagues at Agriculture and Agri-Food might comment on that. I will comment on the credit issue. The global obligation that we face is to reduce emissions so that nobody's getting a credit for something they're alrea

June 1st, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Agriculture committee  That will be me, Mr. Chair. Good afternoon, everybody. My name is John Moffet and I'm the assistant deputy minister of the environmental protection branch, which is the regulatory branch for environmental protection measures. I'm here this afternoon with my colleague Tara Shanno

June 1st, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  I don't know if I should characterize it the way you did, but it would fix the targets so it would make them immutable.

May 31st, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  I'm sorry. I just need to make sure I look at the amendment. Does it concern the targets or the plans?

May 31st, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  The plans must include a target, and this is referring to plans. I apologize.

May 31st, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  I'm scrolling through amendments here, and maybe we should be referring this to the committee clerk just so we're precise about precisely what is involved here.

May 31st, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  It's just to clarify precisely what the implication of this amendment is.

May 31st, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  Yes, the plans have to contain the target.

May 31st, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet