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Canada takes action to protect important Western Chorus Frog habitat in Longueuil, Quebec

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada recognizes that urgent action is needed to help the recovery of the Western Chorus Frog, a species at risk listed under the Species at Risk Act. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced that the Government of Canada is issuing an Emergency Order in Longueuil, Quebec, to protect habitat of critical importance to the species.


The Government of Canada increases nature protection ambition to address dual crises of biodiversity loss and climate change

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Nature is under threat due to climate change, but nature is also our very best ally in the fight against it. The climate and nature crises are inextricably linked. Climate change is altering the water cycle, resulting in flooding, droughts, and wildfires. It is driving biodiversity loss at an unprecedented rate, with up to one million species currently at risk of extinction.


Canada and the world move closer to powering past coal with more climate ambition at COP26

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Building on Canadian initiatives announced earlier this week to accelerate the phase-out of coal-fired electricity, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, today participated in the Powering the World Past Coal event at COP26 to announce 28 new members, bringing the global Alliance to a total of 165 members, with 50 sign-ups in 2021 alone.


Husky Oil Operations Limited charged with environmental offences under federal legislation

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

On November 3, 2021, Environment and Climate Change Canada laid three charges against Husky Oil Operations Limited. The charges relate to a major petroleum spill on November 16, 2018, at the White Rose Oil Field in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore area, where an estimated 250,000 L of crude oil was released into the environment.


Canada’s climate finance commitments are helping developing countries adapt to climate change

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Climate change is a global crisis that requires global action to help those most in need. Today at the COP26 climate meeting in Glasgow, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, attended the African Adaptation Acceleration Summit where he announced that Canada will contribute $37.5 million to the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), up to $10 million to the Adaptation Fund that will support vulnerable countries against the devastating impacts of climate change, and up to $10 million for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network.


Minister Guilbeault will accompany Prime Minister Trudeau and the Canadian delegation to UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Six years ago, the world came together to sign on to the Paris Agreement. The science says that in order to keep the goals of the Paris Agreement within reach and avert the worst impacts of climate change, the world needs to do more, and on a faster timeline. That is why Canada will join over 190 countries in Glasgow for COP26 and why Canada has significantly increased its climate targets and climate actions since the coming into force of the Paris Agreement.


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