Canadians understand that a clean environment and a strong economy go hand in hand. The Government of Canada is committed to growing the economy; creating good middle-class jobs; and taking action that ensures a safe climate, healthy environment, and prosperous future for our children and grandchildren.
The effects of climate change are already being felt by Canadians and by citizens around the globe. By taking a purposeful approach to this challenge, Canada intends to be at the forefront of creating a better world for future generations. As we shift to a low-carbon economy, Canada must be positioned to successfully compete globally.
Canadian provinces will be expected to implement carbon pricing of some sort in the near future after the federal government issued a proposal for across-the-board management of carbon emissions.
Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, congratulated the United States on advancing its newest standards for greenhouse gas emission and fuel efficiency in heavy-duty vehicles.
The external expert peer review panel tasked with reviewing the scientific rigour of environmental monitoring in the oil sands area found that good progress has been made since the Joint Canada–Alberta Oil Sands Monitoring (JOSM) plan was established in 2012. The panel, commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA), delivered its final report to the organizations today.