As the fight to combat climate change is high on the agenda at the First Ministers' meeting this week, here's a look at what we know so far when it comes to each province's climate-change plans -- their greenhouse gas reduction targets whether they have a carbon policy in place:


Province GHG reduction targets Provincial Policy
BC 33% below 2007 levels by 2020
  • $30/tonne price on carbon emissions
  • 93% of electricity must come from clean or renewable sources
  • Abandoned coal-fired electricity generation and replace with renewables (but B.C. still exports coal and produced over 28 million tonnes in 2014)


Alberta Stabilize greenhouse gas emissions by 50 megatonnes by 2020.
  • New carbon tax to be applied across all economic sectors, covering up to 90% of Alberta's. To start at $20/tonne on Jan. 1, 2017 and move to $30/tonne on Jan. 1, 2018.


Saskatchewan 20% below 2006 levels by 2020
  • No cap and trade system. Province regulates emissions but no limits or vehicle to track emissions..


Manitoba 6% below 1990 levels by 2020
  • Carbon pricing under consideration for several years, but no approach adopted to date.


Ontario 15% below 1990 levels by 2020, 80% by 2050
  • Intends to participate in cap-and-trade with California and Quebec


Quebec 20% below 1990 levels by 2020
  • Cap-and-trade system for companies that emit 25,000 tonnes of CO2/year, with a minimum auction price of $10.75 for the first year and increasing 5% each year until 2020. Linked up with California's carbon market in 2014.


New Brunswick 10% below 1990 levels by 2020


Nova Scotia 10% below 1990 levels by 2020
  • The province spent years looking at cap-and-trade but decided in 2009 to reduce emissions through regulation.
  • Legislated cap on emissions from coal-fired electricity. Emissions must decrease to 25 per cent below 2007 levels by 2020


PEI 75 to 85% below 2001 levels by 2050  
Newfoundland and Labrador 10% below 1990 levels by 2020