Minister McKenna joins Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition during COP24 for discussion on using carbon-pollution pricing proceeds to support climate transition, sustainable development

News release

British Columbia’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, George Heyman; Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment and Energy, Carlos Manuel Rodriguez;  Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna; and Gérard Mestrallet participate in the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition discussion.
Minister McKenna speaks about Canada’s plan for pricing pollution, alongside other climate leaders at the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition discussion.

December 11, 2018 – Katowice, Poland

Today, Minister McKenna joined members of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition for an in-depth discussion on how proceeds from carbon-pollution pricing can play a powerful role in fighting climate change and supporting sustainable development. This annual high-level dialogue brings together government, business, and civil society leaders, all of whom support the expanded use of carbon-pollution pricing globally.

Quotes

“Canada’s climate plan is working, and we are excited to share that news with partners such as the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. By working together across local, national, and international borders, we can make sure that pollution is no longer free and that proceeds from carbon-pollution pricing are used to support the people, communities, and sectors who need it most.

Pollution is not free. The world is paying a price today in terms of record storms, wildfires, floods, and heat waves—all of which carry real economic costs. That is why the Government of Canada has taken action and put measures in place to reduce carbon pollution so that Canadians can enjoy a clean—and growing—economy that is more affordable for everyone.”
– Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Contacts

Caroline Thériault
Acting Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
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caroline.theriault2@canada.ca

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