Canada-United Kingdom Partnership on Clean Growth and Climate Change

Official title: Canada-United Kingdom Partnership on Clean Growth and Climate Change

Subject category:
Climate Change and Environmental Cooperation
Type of agreement / instrument:
Bilateral, Canada – United Kingdom (UK)
Form:
Cooperative Arrangement
Status:
  • Announced by Canada September 18, 2017
  • Ongoing
Lead & partner departments:
Lead:
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Partners:
Finance Canada, Global Affairs Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada
For further information:
Web links:
Contacts:
ECCC Inquiry Centre
Compendium edition:
October 2018
Reference #:
B56/EN

Plain language summary

The Canada-United Kingdom Partnership on Clean Growth and Climate Change was announced in September 2017 by Prime Minister Trudeau. The Partnership aims to advance clean innovation as well as clean and renewable energy by promoting cooperation between parties in areas of mutual interest including, clean growth, carbon pricing and the Powering Past Coal Alliance. The Partnership also promotes the participation of both public and private sector bodies in Canada and the UK. The Partnership is overseen by Environment and Climate Change Canada and the UK Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Environment and Climate Change Canada collaborates with Natural Resources Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada to administer the Partnership.

Objective

This Partnership commits both Canada and the UK to advancing climate action and meeting shared international goals while working together towards a low carbon economy.

Key elements

The Partnership advances Canada and UK cooperation in the following areas of mutual interest:

  • Mission Innovation;
  • Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS);
  • Clean Growth;
  • Green Finance;
  • Carbon Pricing;
  • Powering Past Coal Alliance; and
  • Climate Adaptation and Greening Government

Expected results

Facilitate collaboration and cooperation between Canada and the UK on shared climate mitigation and adaptation efforts to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, while working towards a low carbon economy.

Canada’s involvement

As part of the broader Canada-UK Prime Ministerial Action Plan, Environment and Climate Change Canada works closely with the UK department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and the department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs to advance the priority areas of the Partnership. Environment and Climate Change Canada as the Government of Canada lead on the Partnership also works closely with Finance Canada, Global Affairs Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada.

Results / progress

Activities

Environment and Climate Change Canada and the UK department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy hold annual meetings (either in person or by teleconference/videoconference) to discuss Partnership progress and take stock of achievements and challenges.

Reports

Environment and Climate Change Canada and the UK department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy are required to provide a joint report to their respective Prime Ministers on a biennial basis, as part of the Prime Ministerial Action Plan. Environment and Climate has completed two rounds of this reporting in 2017-18.

Results

Canada and the UK are steadfast in implementing the Partnership and continue to work closely to ensure that the mutual milestones identified are achieved. 2017-18 reporting highlights that most of the milestones outlines are achieved. Canada and the UK are working closely to achieve the remaining milestones.

 

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