MONTREAL - Quebec Premier Jean Charest says the province will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent from 1990 levels by 2020.
Charest says the new threshold would reduce the province's emissions to eight tonnes per capita.
The province's previous target was to cut emissions to 11 tonnes per capita, twice the reduction target for Canada as a whole.
By comparison, Europe plans to reduce its emissions to nine tonnes per capita.
Charest also says Canada has to do better than reduce its emissions by three per cent compared to 1990 levels.