Statement - Environment Minister welcomes Report on the Global Environment



    OTTAWA, Oct. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's Minister of the Environment, the
Honourable John Baird, today issued the following statement regarding the
release of the United Nations Environment Program's 4th Global Environment
Outlook (GEO-4) Report:

    "Canada welcomes the 4th Global Environmental Outlook Report published by
    the United Nations Environment Program. This report indicates that energy
    consumption, Climate Change, and clean accessible water are some of the
    key challenges facing North America, confirming that Canada's Government
    is on the right track.

    "Our Turning the Corner plan, announced in April and reinforced in the
    Speech from the Throne is an ambitious yet realistic plan which calls for
    a 20% reduction in Greenhouse Gases by 2020 and up to a 50% reduction to
    industrial air pollution by 2015. We have also committed to cleaning up
    our major lakes and improve access to safe drinking water for First
    Nations.

    "The Government understands the linkages that the report draws between
    the environment, health and the economy and is working to ensure that
    Canadians enjoy a strong economy and a healthier environment.
    Internationally, we continue to collaborate with other countries, and to
    work within the UN process to ensure that global environmental priorities
    are addressed."

    For more information about 4th Global Environment Outlook, including a
copy of the report, visit the United Nations Environment Programme website at:
www.unep.org.

    (Egalement disponible en français)




For further information:

For further information: Eric Richer, Press Secretary, Office of the
Minister of the Environment, (819) 997-1441; Environment Canada Media
Relations, (819) 934-8008, 1-888-908-8008


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