Poor management puts federal climate plans at risk ...

According to the 2011 October Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

Our audit shows that Canada is not on track to meet its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is not new. However, the federal government has made new international and national commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which include commitments set out under the Copenhagen Accord, the 2010 Federal Sustainable Strategy, and the Cancun action plan. All of these establish a commitment to achieving a 17 percent reduction, from the 2005 levels, in greenhouse gases by 2020.

It is unclear whether the federal government will be able to achieve these new reduction targets until a coherent system is in place that has clear objectives, timelines, interim targets, and expectations with key partners. The government will also need an overall strategy to coordinate efficient and effective spending of billions of dollars.