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Canada confirms its support for the Global Methane Pledge and announces ambitious domestic actions to slash methane emissions

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

During today’s Global Methane Pledge Ministerial Meeting, co-chaired by the United States and the European Union, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced Canada’s support for the Global Methane Pledge, which aims to reduce global methane emissions by 30 percent below 2020 levels by 2030.


Canada joins over 40 countries at final, formal multilateral opportunity to prepare for COP26

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

With less than a month until COP26, Canada joined over 40 countries this week in Milan for Pre-COP—the final formal ministerial meeting to prepare for November’s global summit. Countries from around the world discussed the need and the mechanisms to keep the goal of 1.5°C within reach, fully implement the Paris Agreement, and help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate change.


Canadian National Railway Company fined $2.5 million for Fisheries Act offence

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

On September 15, 2021, Canadian National Railway Company (CN Rail) pleaded guilty in Prince Rupert Provincial Court to a charge of violating subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act in relation to the deposit of pesticides in or around waters frequented by fish. The company was fined $2.5 million, which will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund.


Canada invests $796 million to collaborate with provinces, territories, and other partners to protect nature across the country

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced as part of the Enhanced Nature Legacy up to $796 million in funding to support provinces and territories and other partners’ actions to recover species at risk and protect and conserve lands and freshwater.


Joint Committee on Climate Action Annual Report highlights First Nations leadership in addressing climate change

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the First Nations-Canada Joint Committee on Climate Action (JCCA) released its third annual report to the Prime Minister and the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. The JCCA’s annual report documents the positive steps taken towards reconciliation and forging a stronger climate partnership in 2020. This year’s report highlights the Joint Committee’s work in five key areas:


Canada and France renew Partnership on climate and environment

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and his French counterpart, Barbara Pompili, Minister of the Ecological Transition, renewed the successful 2018 Canada–France Partnership on Climate and Environment that will guide the next stage of joint climate action.


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