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Since early 2018, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and the Government of Canada have been negotiating an Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA) for Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area. The parties have now reached an Agreement in Principle (AIP). In scope, Tallurutiup Imanga would be the biggest protected area…

December 05, 2018 @ 10:02am

Canada has launched the Target 1 Challenge, which will provide up to $175 million for projects that help meet the goal of protecting 17 per cent of land and inland water by 2020. Announced by Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Target 1 Challenge will be funded by the Canada…

December 04, 2018 @ 10:19am

The Government of Canada has provided its draft 2019–2022 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for public consultation and its 2018 progress report on the 2016–2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy. The draft Strategy sets out the Government of Canada's environmental sustainability priorities, establishes goals and targets, and identifies actions that 42 departments…

December 04, 2018 @ 9:40am

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) announced today that important habitats at four National Wildlife Areas (NWAs) across the country will be safeguarded through an investment of $1.089 million over five years from the Government of Canada. DUC will be in charge of upgrading dykes and water control structures and will jointly…

November 26, 2018 @ 12:35pm

On Friday, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, was joined by her provincial and territorial counterparts via teleconference for the annual meeting of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME), discussing Canada’s response to plastic pollution. Building on the momentum from Canada's G7 presidency, federal, provincial, and territorial environment ministers…

November 26, 2018 @ 11:22am

Environment and Climate Change Canada has launched a call for proposals for the Natural Heritage Conservation Program, which will assist with the protection of Canada's ecosystems, landscapes, biodiversity, and species at risk. Proposals will be sought from organizations that can develop, coordinate, and deliver a national program aimed at assisting…

November 20, 2018 @ 9:38am

The federal government has announced 28 Indigenous projects have been selected for early funding totalling just under $5.7 million as part of the Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program. “Our Government is committed to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous communities are deeply connected to the land and understand the importance of acting…

November 14, 2018 @ 10:40am

Yesterday, Canada and China signed a memorandum of understanding on climate change cooperation. The MOU was signed by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, and the Minister of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China, Li Ganjie. [caption id="attachment_5000058067"…

November 02, 2018 @ 7:59am

Canada is soliciting proposals from independent experts to establish an arm’s-length, policy-oriented organization on clean growth and climate change. Announced by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, the government would enter into a contribution agreement with the successful applicant. Under the agreement, the federal government would investment…

October 31, 2018 @ 10:20am

Yesterday, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, Catherine McKenna, formally announced Canada’s participation in and support of the new Global Commission on Adaptation. The Commission will be co-managed by the Global Center on Adaptation and World Resources Institute (WRI),…

October 26, 2018 @ 11:11am

Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance has delivered its interim report. The panel, created in April 2018 by the ministers of Environment and Climate Change and Finance, was asked to consult with Canada's financial market participants on issues related to sustainable finance, including climate-related disclosures. “I am delighted to work…

October 25, 2018 @ 10:39am

Installation proceeds on a $95-million upgrade of Canada’s weather-forecasting infrastructure, with the completion of a new radar system in Blainville, Quebec. Improved prediction of weather-related events and emergencies, many exacerbated by climate change, will help communities better prepare for outcomes, such as flooding. “As our climate changes, we will see…

October 16, 2018 @ 11:17am

The federal government continues to move forward on addressing plastic pollution, providing a report on its public consultation from April 22nd to September 21st, 2018. Canadians shared their views under the topic theme: Moving Canada Toward Zero Plastic Waste. The government received over 1,900 comments and emails and 12,000 campaign letters. Initial…

October 15, 2018 @ 11:59am

The federal government is leveraging procurement to drive sustainable innovation in Canada’s small businesses to help tackle plastic pollution. Through the Innovative Solutions Canada program, government departments are inviting small businesses to come up with innovative solutions in response to specific challenges they face. "Small businesses form an important pillar…

September 21, 2018 @ 10:55am

The Government of Canada has announced new funding to protect and improve the health of freshwater ecosystems in the St. Lawrence River. Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced a federal investment of $592,000 for five new multi-year projects, as part of the St. Lawrence Action Plan's Community Interaction Program. This funding program encourages…

August 27, 2018 @ 11:41am

The federal government and the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will deliver water to the communities of Esowista and Ty-Histanis. Announced by Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, and Chief Moses Martin of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation,…

August 21, 2018 @ 9:39am

1. Global trade agenda Welcome to 2017, where some have declared that Canada has lost control of its global trade agenda. There is great uncertainty around NAFTA, Brexit, the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), Latin America, and India and what these agreements will mean for Canadian trade. This uncertainty is…

December 22, 2017 @ 11:10am

Jennifer MacIntyre, Canada's first female Ambassador for Climate Change, has stepped away from her post due to a death in the family. Minister Catherine McKenna issued a press statement to acknowledge Ms. MacIntyre's departure and her contributions to the country. Minister McKenna said, "I want to thank Jennifer for her amazing service. She…

December 07, 2017 @ 8:14am

Canada and the U.S. have a long legacy of strong diplomatic ties that have been fostered through security, trade, and co-management of the Great Lakes. Acknowledging that the link between Canada and U.S. states in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region is crucial to both nations' prosperity, a group of mayors, business representatives,…

November 21, 2017 @ 7:17pm

The 2017 expedition of the Students on Ice program launched today at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. The 15-day Arctic expedition will take over 100 youth from around the world to Resolute Bay to board a specially designed ice-class expedition vessel that will then travel to Beechey Island and Prince…

August 08, 2017 @ 11:07am

The Governments of Canada and Ontario have released a draft action plan that will help to reduce high amounts of phosphorus and the growth of toxic and nuisance algae in Lake Erie. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change said, "We intrinsically understand its importance, and we all have…

March 10, 2017 @ 2:24pm

The Government of Canada has reaffirmed its commitment to expanding its network of protected areas, including coastal and inland waters, to aide its 2020 biodiversity goals and has announced that it is seeking candidates for a National Advisory Panel on conservation and biodiversity. By 2020, the government of Canada intends to…

December 23, 2016 @ 10:27am