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Canada introduces framework to cap greenhouse gas pollution from oil and gas sector

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, introduced Canada’s draft framework to cap pollution from the oil and gas sector to reduce emissions and remain competitive in a shifting global market. No sector of the economy should be allowed to emit unlimited pollution—not when we are all driving toward the same goal of net zero by 2050 to ward off the worst impacts of the climate crisis. The proposed emissions cap sets a limit on pollution, not production.


Minister Guilbeault announces Canada’s draft methane regulations to support cleaner energy and climate action

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced at the Global Methane Pledge Ministerial that Canada has published strengthened oil and gas methane regulations to cut emissions from this potent greenhouse gas. This makes good on Canada’s commitment when it became the first country in the world to set a target of reducing oil and gas methane emissions by at least 75 percent from 2012 levels by 2030.


Canada supporting climate change adaptation at COP28

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

In line with Health and Relief, Recovery and Peace Day at COP28, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, highlighted Canada’s international adaptation finance by investing in locally led and gender-balanced adaptation initiatives.


A municipality and an individual ordered to pay a total of $36,000 for destroying nests of endangered Bank Swallows

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

On November 21, 2023, the municipality of Saint-Alphonse and Claude Chevalier were ordered by the Court of Québec to pay $30,000 and $6,000 respectively, at the New Carlisle Courthouse. The municipality and the individual pleaded guilty to one count each of violating the Migratory Birds Regulations under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994. The charges stem from actions that led to the disturbance and destruction of Bank Swallow nests. The fines will be paid to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund.


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