France-Canada Climate Partnership

December 12, 2017
Paris, France

France and Canada share a common commitment to climate action and transitioning to a low carbon economy; both countries have taken domestic action to address climate change.

On 9 December 2016, Canada’s federal government, with the provincial and territorial governments, adopted the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. On 6 July 2017, the Government of France adopted the Climate Plan with the aim to accelerate the energy and climate transition.

To build on these domestic plans, France and Canada will be joining their efforts to promote the quick implementation of the Paris Agreement, including the completion of the work program in 2018, and advancement of the Gender Action Plan and the Indigenous Peoples Platform.

Minister Catherine McKenna and Minister Nicolas Hulot decided to develop a joint action plan for a France-Canada Partnership on Climate. These efforts will aim to support global momentum for climate action. 

The France-Canada Partnership on Climate will include initiatives such as:

As members of the Powering Past Coal Alliance, France and Canada will also work together on tools to support countries that want to phase out coal, such as promoting best practices and technologies and climate finance solutions for renewable energy and energy storage.

Ministers decided to work together and develop a joint proposal for their leaders in early 2018.

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