Canada at COP26

Summary of Canada’s actions at COP26

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At a glance

Canada’s Delegation

Minister Steven Guilbeault of Environment and Climate Change Canada led Canada’s delegation for the Ministerial segment of COP26, supported by Canada’s Ambassador for Climate Change, Patricia Fuller. The Prime Minister of Canada led Canada’s delegation for the World Leader’s Summit on November 1-2, 2021.

The delegation included representatives from various groups, including members from each federal opposition party, representatives from provinces and territories as well as National Indigenous Organizations and Representatives (NIORs). The delegation also included representation from environmental groups, business, labour, youth and Canadian municipalities. The Canadian delegation list (PDF) is available on the UNFCCC’s website.

Steven Kuhn, Canada’s Chief Negotiator for Climate Change, led Canada’s participation in the negotiations.

Canada will continue to be a leader in ensuring diverse perspectives on climate change and climate action are reflected in international climate action forums such as COP. We continue to promote local communities, the Indigenous Peoples platform and the Gender Action Plan.  Canada recognizes the need to mobilize all in the fight against climate change, and the key is to take into account diverse perspectives.

International climate finance

Developing countries, particularly the poorest and most vulnerable, are the hardest hit by climate change. Many have limited capacity to prevent and cope with the consequences of climate change, like severe weather, drought and flooding. International climate finance refers to local, national or transnational financing that seeks to support mitigation and adaptation actions that will address climate change. Developed countries made a commitment to mobilize $100 billion USD each year in international climate finance to developing countries and small island states between 2020 and 2025.

Canada’s international climate finance
Climate Finance – The big picture
Climate Finance at COP26


Achieving net-zero emissions means our economy either emits no greenhouse gas emissions or offsets its emissions, for example, through actions such as tree planting or employing technologies that can capture carbon before it is released into the air. Canada has joined with over 120 countries, including the other G7 countries, in committing to net-zero emissions by 2050.

Canada’s Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act
United Nations Race to Zero campaign
COP26 Net-Zero goals

Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous leadership, knowledge and unique insights into the natural world are essential in tackling climate change. Indigenous Peoples in Canada are leaders in environmental stewardship.

Climate change in Indigenous and Northern communities

Indigenous leadership and initiatives

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