- envCanada and Nova Scotia working together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have published a proposed equivalency agreement on coal-fired electricity greenhouse gas regulations.
- envThe sun was rising in Durban as more than 195 countries gathered for the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP) agreed to a new climate change plan today. The Durban Platform sets out a process to negotiate a new climate change treaty that would create binding commitments for all major emitters. Canada is cautiously optimistic the Platform will lead to a fair and balanced framework for responsible and effective action of the kind provided under the Cancun Agreements, adopted at COP 16 and flowing from the Copenhagen Accord. My statement.
- envCanada’s Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, participates in an event hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Minister Kent appeared alongside the Mexican Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner, Swedish Environment Minister, Lena Ek (not pictured), and Ghanese Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Sherry Ayittey (not pictured). Canada supports efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from short-lived climate forcers, like black coal, which will have a significant impact on emissions reductions in the near-term.
- envEnvironment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, meets with representatives from the Canadian Council of Churches to discuss the ongoing climate change negotiations at COP17 in Durban, South Africa on December 8, 2011.
- envEnvironment Minister, Peter Kent, meets with Karl Hood, Grenada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Environment, Foreign Trade and Export Development, to discuss the ongoing negotiations at COP17 in Durban, South Africa on December 8, 2011. Minister Hood thanked Canada for its position at the climate conference and said Small Island States, like Grenada, "walk with Canada".
- envCanada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, delivered Canada's country statement today in the main plenary of COP17 in Durban, South Africa.
- envCanada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, holds a media briefing highlighting new climate change supports for developing countries at COP17 in Durban, December 6, 2011.
- envCanada’s Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, meets with Mary Robinson, president of The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice and former president of Ireland, in Durban, December 6, 2011. They took the opportunity to discuss the ongoing negotiations at COP17. Minister Kent reiterated Canada's strong support for food security, an item of key concern for the Foundation.
- envCanada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, meets with British Columbia's Environment Minister, the Honourable Terry Lake, to discuss provincial issues at COP17 in Durban, South Africa, Monday, December 5th, 2011. Along with a strong team of negotiators, Canada's Delegation at COP17 includes provincial and territorial representatives. Working with governments at all levels, Canada is making progress toward our Copenhagen Accord target of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions 17 per cent from 2005 levels by 2020. In Durban, we are working with our international partners on a new agreement that includes commitments by all major global emitters; Canada recognizes that climate change is a global challenge requiring a global solution. http://www.flickr.com/photos/environmentcan/6463126051/in/photostream
- envCanada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, meets with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres at COP17 in South Africa, Monday December 5th, 2011. Minister Kent reinforced Canada's goal to seek a single, new international climate change agreement that includes commitments by all the world's major emitters. www.flickr.com/photos/ecclimate/6459643355/in/photostream
- envCanada’s Environment Minister Announces Important Step Towards Reducing Electricity Sector Emissions http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=714D9AAE-1&news=2E5D45F6-E0A4-45C4-A49D-A3514E740296
- envCanada's environment Minister Announces Start Date for Biodiesel Requirement. http://goo.gl/zDBnE
- env+ 1°C: What difference does it make? This new exhibition takes a scientific approach to answering several common questions about one of the 21st century’s key issues: climate change. Admire the "Magic Planet", the only such interactive digital Earth globe in Quebec as well as the short film NANUQ to better understand what difference 1°C makes!
- envThe Government of Canada supports community projects across the country. Find out more using our map!
- envCanada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, delivers a speech to members of the Economic Club of Canada, highlighting Canada's action on climate change.
- envNegotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change wrapped up at COP16 with the adoption of the Cancun Agreement. The Cancun Agreement anchors the pledges inscribed in the Copenhagen Accord, which included the establishment of a Green Climate Fund that will be instrumental in mobilizing the financing needed to tackle this global challenge. We also made progress on the REDD+ mechanism to addr
- envCanada's Environment Minister John Baird announced that Canada is providing $500,000 in financial assistance to support developing countries' attendance at United Nations meetings, including COP16. This funding is part of Canada's $400 million 2010-2011 fast-start financing under the Copenhagen Accord, which represents Canada largest-ever contribution to international efforts to fight climate change.
- envFrom November 29 to December 10, 2010 Canada will join more than 190 countries in Cancun, Mexico, for the 16th session of the Conference of Parties (COP16) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
- envToday, Canada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Jim Prentice, released the results of a joint industry and government review of the quality of Canadian gasoline and diesel fuel. The report indicates that Canadians have access to high quality fuel which helps reduce vehicle emissions.
- envThe Government of Canada announced final regulations that establish progressively more stringent greenhouse gas emission standards for new passenger automobiles and light trucks for the 2011-2016 model years.
- envEnvironment Minister, Jim Prentice, released the details of Canada’s $400 million commitment for international climate change while speaking to the Centre for International Governance Innovation’s annual conference. Read more: http://bit.ly/cdzlGM
- envEnvironment Minister, Jim Prentice, participated at the meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) in New York on September 20 and 21. Minister Prentice issued the following statement:
- envCanada’s Environment Minister, the Honourable Jim Prentice, accepted the International Star (I-Star) of Energy Efficiency Award from the Washington D.C.-based Alliance to Save Energy. Environment Canada and Efficiency New Brunswick were jointly awarded the I-Star award for pioneering creative energy efficiency programs and solutions throughout Canada.
- envToday, our Government is moving forward with its Renewable Fuels Strategy! Regulations requiring an average renewable fuel content of five per cent in gasoline have been finalized and will come into effect starting December 15, 2010.
- envPrime Minister Stephen Harper recently announced that a new Canadian High Arctic Research Station will be located in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. This leading-edge research station will allow Canada to advance its knowledge of the Arctic's resources, including obtaining additional data on climate change.
- envThe Government of Canada celebrated today the opening of the Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF). This new facility will have the capabilities of receiving near real-time scientific information from orbiting satellites over Canada from coast to coast to coast. In all weather conditions, orbiting satellites can provide near real-time scientific information over Canada to address governmental priorities such as environment, climate change, disaster management and sustainable economic development.
- envThe Government of Canada is delivering on its commitment to clean energy technology development while strengthening its collaboration with the U.S. as part of the Canada–U.S. Clean Energy Dialogue.
- envHelping Prairie Communities Address Climate Change.
- envImportant Correction from Environmental Defence Canada: http://communities.canada.com/shareit/blogs/politics/archive/2010/07/08/environmental-defence-makes-correction-on-letter-to-ministers.aspx
- envOur Government is taking a leadership role by developing a regulation for coal-fired electricity generation. We also just made an important investment to help developing countries fight climate change.
- envMinister Jim Prentice, Mr. Robert Slater and Mr. David McLaughlin discuss the release of an important report on water sustainability by the National Round Table on the Environment and Economy, highlighting the importance of water to Canada's economy.
- envCanada is participating in the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference
- envProductive meeting in Bonn, Germany with over 40 countries represented. Significant issues were discussed as Canada continues to move forward in the fight against climate change.
- envMinister Prentice had a very constructive meeting with Todd Stern, USA Special Envoy for Climate Change and Heads of Delegation from Australia and Japan.
- envMinister Prentice is in Bonn Germany today to participate in the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. This is one of many small group meetings expected to take place in the lead up to COP16 to advance the international dialogue on climate change.
- envYesterday, Environment Minister, the Honourable Jim Prentice announced tough new regulations that will ensure greener vehicles in Canada.
- envCheck out… Tomorrow, the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment will be making an important announcement related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
- envAt 8:30 p.m tonight the world will turn off its lights for just one hour - Earth Hour - to show it is possible to take action on climate change. Switching off your lights is just one simple action that you can take to help make a difference. Doing so sends a powerful message that we care about our planet.
- envEnvironment Minister Jim Prentice is on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos tonight at 11pm (EST) on CBC!