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Minister Guilbeault supports advancing climate ambition in New York City

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

This summer, many Canadians had to face the harsh realities of a changing climate. Canada is working with international partners to increase ambition on issues relating to climate and biodiversity while making a difference for those impacted both at home and around the world.

Minister Guilbeault tapped as co-facilitator to support the COP28 President Designate

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Canada always strives to play a constructive role on the international stage, as nations work together to fight the triple crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, has been invited by the COP28 President Designate to facilitate political-level discussions ahead of the climate summit in Dubai, and in the context of the first global stocktake of the Paris Agreement.

An Ontario taxidermist fined $60,000 after violating federal wildlife law for unlawful polar bear exports

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

On September 12, 2023, Cyril D’Souza, an Ontario taxidermist, pleaded guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice in Oshawa to two counts of violating the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA). D’Souza was fined a total of $60,000, which will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund. In addition, the Court ordered D’Souza to forfeit one full polar bear mount and two hides or rugs.

The Government of Canada invests in cleaning up Canada’s landfill emissions

| Environment and Climate Change Canada | news releases

Methane is a potent, but relatively short-lived greenhouse gas, 86 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over a twenty-year period. Cutting methane emissions from all sources, including landfills, is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to combat climate change.

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