Canada's Environment and Climate Change Minister to take part in key meeting before Paris climate conference

Canada's participation in the Pre-COP ministerial meeting underscores the importance of international collaboration in achieving climate change agreement

GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 7, 2015 /CNW/ - Environment and Climate Change Canada - The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will travel to Paris and engage with her international counterparts from November 8 to 10. At this meeting, the Minister will share Canada's desire to be a strong and positive actor working with all countries to secure an effective agreement ahead of the Paris climate conference.

This Pre-COP ministerial meeting is hosted by Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Peruvian Minister of State and the Environment and current President of the COP. This meeting allows ministers to discuss key issues and seek common ground for a successful conclusion to the Paris outcome.

During the trip, Minister McKenna will participate in bilateral meetings, including with Minister Fabius, the upcoming COP21 President.

Quick Facts

  • COP21 will be held from November 30 to December 11, 2015, in Paris, France.
  • The Paris Climate Conference is the culmination of four years of negotiations towards a new global climate agreement.
  • Peru, as the host of COP20, and France, as host of COP21, have launched a strong action agenda which brings both state and non-state actors to accelerate cooperative climate action.


"The Government of Canada is determined to deliver real results on climate change and the environment. We will work with our international partners on the adoption of an effective climate change agreement and in the transformation towards a low-carbon, climate resilient global economy."

– The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

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SOURCE Environment Canada

For further information: Barbara Harvey, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, 613-301-9581; Media Relations, Environment Canada, 819-934-8008


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