The forest sector is an important contributor to Canada’s economy, providing jobs for Canadians from coast to coast. This is why the Government of Canada is committed to strengthening the forest sector’s competitiveness and environmental sustainability to set the foundation for lasting industry transformation.
Canada’s mining and minerals industry is important to our economy and to communities across the country. Developing Canada’s natural resources in cleaner, more sustainable ways will create good, middle-class jobs, increase competitiveness and reduce pollution as we move toward a clean energy future.
The Government of Canada understands that building a low-carbon economy in Canada will require a transformation of our complex energy systems, and that using more electrical power, or electrification, is a big part of the solution.
To combat climate change, Canada needs new and innovative approaches to electricity distribution. Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the electricity network lowers costs, creates jobs and supports Canada’s clean energy transition.
The best solutions for combating climate change in rural and remote Indigenous communities come from the people who live there. This is why the Government of Canada is working with Indigenous peoples to ensure that they participate in and benefit from natural resource projects.
Industrial energy efficiency strengthens competitiveness, lowers costs, maximizes profits and promotes a more-sustainable environment. Promoting energy-efficient practices is a key component of Canada’s approach to transitioning to a clean energy future.
Transitioning to a clean energy future is the new imperative. Through green infrastructure project investments, we are developing new and innovative technologies to fight climate change, foster economic growth and provide good jobs for Canadians.
In communities across the country, Canadians are feeling the impacts of climate change and want to be part of the solution. By investing in new technologies and projects that reduce pollution and make our communities more resilient to climate change, we can also create jobs, make life more affordable for families and businesses and help Canadian companies compete and win in the new global low-carbon economy.
One of the greatest opportunities for Canada is the shift toward clean growth. To combat climate change, Canada needs new and innovative approaches to generating clean power. That is why supporting community-level smart grid projects that align with provincial priorities is a key component of the Government of Canada’s approach to a clean energy future.