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The Government of Canada supports Dene Nation initiative to help conserve boreal caribou

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, today announced that the Government of Canada will invest $1,080,000 over two years in the Western Boreal Initiative with the Dene Nation. The Western Boreal Initiative is a collaboration between provinces, territories, and First Nations governments to evaluate the cumulative effects of wildfire, predation, key pests, human disturbances, and climate change on the Western Boreal Forests of Canada.


Canada launches CLIMAtlantic to help Atlantic Canadians adapt to climate change

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, today announced $1.65 million in federal funding, over the next three years, to support the launch and operation of a new regional hub for climate services. Based in Sackville, New Brunswick, CLIMAtlantic will serve the four Atlantic provinces.


Canada and the United States release new action plan for Salish Sea Ecosystem

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the governments of Canada and the United States announced that they have signed a new four-year “Action Plan” under their Joint Statement of Cooperation—first signed in 2000—that commits both countries to work together on transboundary issues and challenges facing the Salish Sea ecosystem. Under the action plan, the two nations will continue to engage with partners across the region to advance shared priorities for ecosystem health, including information sharing, improving transboundary coordination, and reporting on ecosystem health.


Government of Canada confirms ambitious new greenhouse gas emissions reduction target

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, formally submitted Canada’s enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the United Nations, committing Canada to cut its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 40 45 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.


Government of Canada legislates climate accountability with first net-zero emissions law

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Yesterday, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, welcomed Royal Assent of the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, which has become law. It marks the first time a Canadian government has legislated emissions reductions accountability to address climate change, by setting legal requirements on the current government and future governments to plan, report, and course correct on the path to net-zero emissions by or before 2050.


Environment and Climate Change Canada warns western Canadians about dangerous record-high temperatures

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Meteorological Service is continuing to warn Canadians about a dangerous and unprecedented heat wave, which is expected to persist in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and parts of the Northwest Territories this week. This event is already shattering longstanding temperature records, especially in British Columbia.


Three Newfoundland and Labrador hunters fined $15,000 for offences under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

On June 24, 2021, Paul Lushman, Bud Durnford, and Brian Durnford, from Francois, Newfoundland and Labrador, were each sentenced to pay $5,000 after having pleaded guilty on May 10, 2021, to one charge each under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, in the Stephenville Provincial Court, Newfoundland and Labrador. The three hunters were charged with possessing migratory birds without the necessary authorization. The total amount of the fines will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund. In addition to the fines, the three are prohibited from applying for, using, or possessing a migratory game bird hunting permit for a period of one year.


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