Parliamentary Secretary Wilkinson promotes Canadian clean-technology companies, in San Francisco

News Release

January 22, 2018 – San Francisco, United States

On January 23 and 24, 2018, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson, will lead a delegation of 28 Canadian clean-technology companies to the 2018 Cleantech Forum San Francisco.

The Cleantech Forum brings together clean technology’s most influential leaders—corporate executives, start-up and growth company CEOs, investors, government agencies, and players from across all areas of resource innovation. 

During the event, the annual Global Cleantech 100 list will be announced and, this year, 30 Canadian firms are in contention for the list and awards. This comprehensive list features companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean-technology challenges.

From renewable energy to zero emission vehicles, businesses all over the world are seeing the opportunities of clean growth and investing in innovative clean technology. 

The Canadian delegation at the 2018 Cleantech Forum San Francisco will have the opportunity to network and develop relationships with like-minded business leaders and potential partners.


“Canada is home to more than 850 clean-tech companies, and we want them to deploy our clean-tech know-how and technology to markets around the world to create jobs for Canadians and position our country for the low-carbon economy of the future.”

– Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

“I am excited to see Canada as part of the best. Climate change is an opportunity to make the transition to a clean-growth economy that will use eco-friendly sources of energy and disposal of waste, one that features new modes of transportation and energy-efficient buildings.”

– Jonathan Wilkinson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

“With four out of every five Canadian clean-tech companies exporting, Canada has the opportunity to be a true global leader in this market. Clean growth benefits all sectors and regions, and it will ensure that Canada remains globally competitive and economically vibrant for years to come.”

– François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade

Quick Facts

  • Canada was ranked top innovator among G20 countries, according to the 2017 Global Cleantech Innovation Index.

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