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Ministers Guilbeault and Wilkinson advance climate action, energy security and environmental protection at G7 Ministerial

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Over three days of meetings with their international counterparts, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, and the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson championed Canada’s international role in tackling climate change, building strong partnerships to advance energy and mineral security, and taking urgent action to protect nature and halt biodiversity loss.


Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador invest in climate action project at Labatt Brewery

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for St. John’s South–Mount Pearl, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced an investment of up to $250,000 for Labatt Brewing Company in St. John’s from the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund. The company is also receiving $250,000 from the provincial government for its fuel switching project estimated to be an up to $1 million investment. The investment will support the replacement of a diesel boiler with two high-efficiency propane boilers that will produce high-pressure steam for production purposes.


The Canadian Hurricane Centre delivers outlook for the 2022 hurricane season

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

This morning, the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, which predicts above-normal hurricane activity in the North Atlantic Ocean this year. The NOAA predicts 14-21 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes. The outlook is a general guide to the expected overall activity during the upcoming hurricane season. Shortly after the NOAA released its outlook, the Canadian Hurricane Centre put it into context for Canadians so they have an idea of what to expect this hurricane season and how to prepare accordingly.


Minister Guilbeault travels to Ghana and announces $20 million to help four African countries with data systems needed to fight climate change

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, announced $20 million over four years to support four West African countries—Ghana, Liberia, The Gambia, and Togo—to help them build the capacity of their national climate measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) systems. MRV systems are a crucial step for nations to develop strong and effective mitigation policies and actions because they give governments transparent, accurate, and comparable information on emissions sources. This Canadian climate finance project administered by NovaSphere, a Canadian non-profit organization, will help countries track emission reduction progress as they work towards achieving their goals under the Paris Agreement.


Government of Canada convenes a high-level roundtable on sustainable finance with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, hosted a roundtable alongside Canada’s Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to harness the power of sustainable finance in fighting climate change and building strong economies. The roundtable brought together leaders from Canada’s financial and banking sector, Government of Canada institutions, and civil society, as well as other sustainable finance representatives. The event was moderated by Mark Carney, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and the former Governor of the Bank of England and the Bank of Canada. Discussions identified concrete actions to engage the private sector to build a net-zero economy in Canada and internationally.


Engaging Canadians on a National Adaptation Strategy to build a climate ready economy and communities

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, launched a public consultation to develop Canada’s first National Adaptation Strategy, a whole-of-society blueprint for coordinated action across the country, ensuring communities and Canadians are prepared for the impacts of climate change.


$2.2-billion expansion of the Low Carbon Economy Fund to support projects like Northern First Nations Home Retrofit Program

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced a $2.8-million investment for SaskPower from the Low Carbon Economy Fund to support its Northern First Nations Home Retrofit Program, which this week is launching its application window for the year. SaskPower is also contributing over $1.0 million to support this project, which will provide energy efficiency home retrofits in participating First Nations communities.


Husky Oil Operations Limited fined $600,000 for Fisheries Act offence

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

On April 29, 2022, Husky Oil Operations Limited was fined $600,000 in the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan for contravening subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act. The company pleaded guilty to one count of depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish. The fine will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund.


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