BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's Environment Minister,
the Honourable Peter Kent, spoke today with the Centre for European
Policy Studies in Brussels, Belgium, on Canada's environmental
achievements and the importance of collaborating with international
partners to advance mutual goals in ensuring a clean, safe and
sustainable environment and addressing climate change.
"Every country has its own unique geographic, economic and social
landscape—which impacts its environmental challenges and solutions,"
said Minister Kent. "There are no 'one-size-fits-all' solutions to
reducing emissions. Mutual progress relies on effective collaboration
that recognizes individual challenges and solutions."
In today's speech, Minister Kent reaffirmed that Canada is serious about
taking action on all fronts—domestic and international—to address the
impacts of climate change and other environmental challenges. Topics
covered in the speech included:
Canada's sector-by-sector approach to reduce greenhouse gases;
Emissions reductions in the oil sands and highlighting the joint
Canada's commitment to meeting its Copenhagen commitment to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020;
Canada's more stringent regulations in a variety of areas;
Canada's investment of $1.2 billion towards climate change fast-start
financing to help developing economies reduce emissions and adapt to
Canada's work with business and international partners to encourage
innovative environmental technologies and clean energy;
Canada's leadership in chemical management and Canada's Chemicals
Advancements in the protection of wildlife, water and land in Canada.
For more on Canada's environmental achievements, please read Minister
Kent's speech on Environment Canada's Web site at http://www.ec.gc.ca/.
SOURCE: Environment Canada
For further information:
Mary Ann Dewey-Plante
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of the Environment
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