CAPE response to announcement of draft federal methane regulations

Dubai, December 4, 2023 — In response to the federal government’s announcement of draft regulations to reduce methane emissions from Canada’s oil and gas industry by at least 75% below 2012 levels by 2030, Dr. Joe Vipond, an emergency doctor and past-president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, said:

“As a physician who cares about air pollution, and a father who cares about the future climate, I’m excited to hear about further ratcheting down of methane emissions. This will be a key element in avoiding surpassing our 1.5 C global temperature limit, along with the radical decarbonisation of our economy that is also required.”

For media inquiries:

Isabelle Groc, Climate Communications Manager, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), 647-762-9168,