Update – Media Accreditation is now open for the G7 Ministerial Meeting on Working Together on Climate Change, Oceans and Clean Energy

Media advisory

Ottawa, Ontario, September 17, 2018 — The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, will co-host a meeting of G7 Environment, Oceans and Energy Ministers on the theme of “Working Together on Climate Change, Oceans and Clean Energy” from September 19 to 21, 2018, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Canada has invited several other foreign representatives to the G7 Environment, Oceans and Energy Ministers Meeting to take part in sessions that will focus on healthy oceans and resilient coastal communities: Argentina, Jamaica, Kenya, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Norway, Seychelles, South Africa, Vietnam.

Photo opportunities and media availabilities will be held throughout the program.

Please note all details are subject to change. All times are local.

Schedule of events for Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Event: G7 Sustainable Finance Roundtable
New Climate Economy will convene leaders from government, industry, and key institutions in advance of the Environment Ministers’ Meeting
Introduction
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Notes for media: Open to media.

Event: G7 Sustainable Finance Roundtable
Session 1 – Enabling Conditions
Time: 1:20 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Notes for media: Closed to media.

Event: G7 Sustainable Finance Roundtable
Session 2 – Innovative Solutions
Time: 2:10 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Notes for media: Closed to media.

Event: G7 Sustainable Finance Roundtable
Session 3 – Mobilizing Capital
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Notes for media: Closed to media.

Event: G7 Sustainable Finance Roundtable
Conclusion
Time: 4:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Notes for media: Closed to media.

Schedule of events for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Event: Environment Ministers’ Meeting
Opening session
Time: 8:15 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.
Notes for media: Opening remarks.

Event: Environment Ministers’ Meeting
Plenary session 1 – Long-Term Economic Transition
Time: 8:25 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Notes for media: Opening remarks.

Event: Environment Ministers’ Meeting
Plenary session 2 – Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency
Time: 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Notes for media: Closed to media.

Event: Environment Ministers’ Meeting – Working Lunch
Plenary session 3 – Urgent Action and Reduction Opportunities
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Notes for media: Closed to media.

Event: Environment Ministers’ Meeting
Family photo of G7 Environment Ministers
Time: 1:40 p.m.
Notes for media: Open to media

Event: Environment Ministers’ Meeting
Plenary session 4 – Adaptation and Conserving Nature
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Notes for media: Opening remarks.

Event: Environment Ministers’ Meeting
Closed session
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Notes for media: Closed to media.

Event: Environment Ministers’ Meeting
Media availability with Minister McKenna
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Notes for media: Open to media.

Schedule of events for Thursday, September 20, 2018

Event: Joint ministerial session on Healthy Oceans, Seas, and Resilient Communities
Opening session
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Notes for media: Opening remarks. 

Event: Joint ministerial session on Healthy Oceans, Seas, and Resilient Communities
Session 1 – Plastics and Marine Litter
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Notes for media: Opening remarks.

Event: Joint ministerial session on Healthy Oceans, Seas, and Resilient Communities
Session 2 – Sustainable Oceans and Fisheries
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Notes for media: Opening remarks.

Event: Joint ministerial session on Healthy Oceans, Seas, and Resilient Communities
Session 3 – Resilient Coasts and Communities
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Notes for media: Opening remarks.

Event: Joint ministerial session on Healthy Oceans, Seas, and Resilient Communities
Closed session
Time: 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Notes for media: Closed to media.

Event: Joint ministerial session on Healthy Oceans, Seas, and Resilient Communities
Family photo of G7 Environment, Oceans, and Energy Ministers and Press conference with Ministers McKenna, Wilkinson, and Sohi
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 
Notes for media: Open to media.

Event: Evening event and reception
Joint reception with all ministers
Time: 6:15 p.m.
Notes for the media: Photo opportunity.

Event: Energy Ministers’ Meeting
Dinner with G7 Energy Ministers
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Notes for media: Closed to media.

Schedule of events for Friday, September 21, 2018

Event: Energy Ministers’ Meeting
Opening remarks by Minister Sohi
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.
Notes for media: Opening remarks.

Event: Energy Ministers’ Meeting
Roundtable on offshore energy development
Time: 8:20 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Notes for media: Opening remarks.

Event: Energy Ministers’ Meeting
Panel discussion on gender equality in the energy sector
Time: 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Notes for media: Opening remarks.

Event: Energy Ministers’ Meeting
Family photo of G7 Energy Ministers
Time: 10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Notes for media: Open to media.

Event: Energy Ministers’ Meeting
Discussion on just transition in the energy sector
Time: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Notes for media: Opening remarks.

Event: Energy Ministers’ Meeting
Media availability with Minister Sohi
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Notes for media: Open to media

Media representatives who wish to cover this event must apply for accreditation and obtain an identification badge. For further details please contact G72018_media@international.gc.ca.

Official program details and further information for the media will be made available to accredited media.

Only accredited media with an identification badge will have access to the meeting sites.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations

Summits Management Office, Global Affairs Canada
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