MONTREAL, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's Environment Minister, the
Honourable Peter Kent, spoke today at AMERICANA 2013, the International
Environmental Technology Trade Show and Conference, about the
Government of Canada's engagement toward clean technology. This unique
forum encourages scientific, technical and commercial dialogue and
allows expertise to be disseminated on an international scale.
"The Government of Canada is proud to be participating in another
edition of AMERICANA," said Minister Kent. "We recognize that ideas and
innovation are changing how we interact with our environment. That is
why we are offering strong leadership—working with businesses and our
international partners—to protect the environment and encourage
Minister Kent outlined the Government of Canada's commitment to actively
support business efforts to develop innovative and sustainable
solutions, advance technologies and promote a green economy. For
Supporting Sustainable Development Technology Canada, a not-for-profit
foundation that acts as a catalyst for building sustainable development
technology infrastructure and is a significant driver of environmental
innovation in Canada.
Investing $61.8 million to fund 23 projects ranging from an innovative,
environmentally-friendly way to control bacteria in crops to making
heating and air conditioning systems more energy efficient.
Taking a sector-by-sector approach to address all major sources of
greenhouse gas emissions, introducing new standards to safeguard our
environment, stimulate our economy and spur innovation.
Investing $1.2 billion in fast-start financing to support climate change
action and leverage private sector investment for projects in
developing countries with a focus on sectors such as clean technology,
renewable energy, energy efficiency, water, agriculture, and forestry.
All of these efforts—both internationally and in Canada—are driving
innovation in environmental technology.
The Government of Canada has been taking part in AMERICANA since its
first conference in 1995.
SOURCE: Environment Canada
For further information:
Mary Ann Dewey-Plante
Director of Media Relations
Office of the Minister of the Environment
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