The road ahead

The Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change is Canada’s plan to reduce emissions and grow our economy. For our plan to succeed, it will require coordinated action across all regions and sectors of the economy. Together our federal, provincial and territorial governments will work to support and monitor the implementation of the Framework. This will include a wide range of ministers, from the environment to energy and mines, to finance and innovation and economic development.

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment will play a significant role. This group will work together on a pan-Canadian approach to carbon offsets and credits. They will also work to ensure consistency across provinces and territories on emissions inventories and reporting. Governments will also work together to establish a process to review pricing carbon pollution, and this process will include expert assessment of stringency, effectiveness, and potential competitiveness considerations.

As we implement this plan and track progress, we will continue to engage and partner with Indigenous Peoples. We will develop a structured, collaborative approach for meaningful engagement between the Government of Canada and the representatives of Indigenous Peoples and governments. This will ensure that Indigenous Peoples are full and effective partners in advancing clean growth and addressing climate change. We will establish three distinct and separate senior-level tables with First Nations, Inuit, and the Métis Nation.

For Canada to become a leader during the clean growth century, we need to ensure that we follow through with our commitments. We need to hold ourselves to account – making sure that programs and policies we promise actually get put in place. With provinces and territories, we need to report publicly on our performance. Canadians expect to see results. Expert analysis, science, and evidence will inform report to First Ministers and Canadians. The Pan-Canadian Framework sets our goals in motion, and now the country must come together to reach them.

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