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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.


Government of Canada announces $340 million to support Indigenous-led conservation

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced an investment of up to $340 million in new funding over five years to support Indigenous leadership in nature conservation, as part of Canada’s historic Budget 2021 investment of $2.3 billion over five years in nature conservation.


Canada and Manitoba renew commitment to protect Lake Winnipeg and its basin  

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and the Honourable Ralph Eichler, Manitoba’s Minister of Agriculture and Resource Development, announced the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the governments of Canada and Manitoba to advance collaborative work to protect Lake Winnipeg.


Government of Canada releases Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change in Canada: an update on the National Adaptation Strategy

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, as work continues towards the development of the strategy, the Government of Canada released a report entitled Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change in Canada: an update on the National Adaptation Strategy. The report builds on a first round of conversations with provinces and territories, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, Indigenous representatives, and youth organizations to identify the strategy’s objectives and principles.


The Forks Renewal Corporation brings clean energy to downtown Winnipeg buildings with support from the Government of Canada

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced that the Forks Renewal Corporation is receiving approximately $1.8 million to build a district geothermal system that will provide heating and cooling to its buildings in downtown Winnipeg. The Forks Renewal Corporation is also contributing close to $2.7 million to this project.


Canada selected to co-lead work to build an international climate finance action plan ahead of COP26

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, has accepted an invitation from UK COP26 President Alok Sharma to co-lead a process to further build trust that developed countries stand by their commitments and deliver on the US$100 billion climate finance goal through 2025. Minister Wilkinson and German State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth will lead the development of a plan in the lead-up to COP26 in collaboration with the COP Presidency.


Canada invests $9 million for nature conservation across southern Ontario

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced $9 million in funding for Conservation Ontario to better conserve lands across southern Ontario.


Canada invests $25 million to protect wetlands and grasslands in the Prairies

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced more than $25 million in funding to conserve, restore, and enhance critical wetlands and grasslands in the Prairie provinces.


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