ACW Baseline Report: Manufacturing - Auto
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This research focuses on the GHG emissions of the Canadian automotive assembly and component industries, which are almost exclusively concentrated in the south west of Ontario, in close proximity to the large Michigan auto industry. It is critically important to understand the context of the broader North American auto industry – for example, in 2014, approximately 80 per cent of Canada’s total automotive export trade by value went to the U.S. Canadian auto is also interconnected with the U.S. and Mexican auto industries via political economic forces such as trade, government policy and labour relations. These contextual factors and the current state of the industry are discussed in the report, followed by an outline of the major research challenges of the industry, and a review of current greening actions in the Ontario auto industry. It concludes with a discussion of future research directions.