OTTAWA, March 14, 2018 /CNW/ - Addressing climate change is the critical issue of our time. We must ensure the long-term health of our environment and build an economy in which Canadians can thrive as the world transitions to a lower-carbon future.
The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, is travelling to Vancouver to attend the GLOBE Forum 2018 and meet with business leaders working to advance the transition to a clean-growth economy.
On March 14, 2018, Minister McKenna will make an announcement related to the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. On March 15, 2018, she will deliver remarks at an event hosted by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. Minister McKenna will also participate in the GLOBE Climate Leadership Awards ceremonies while at the three-day forum.
The GLOBE Forum's overarching theme "Disrupting Business as Usual" and subtheme "Ocean Health" align well with the Government of Canada's commitment to engaging with Canadian and international climate change stakeholders ahead of the upcoming G7 Leaders' Summit, in June 2018.
Following the GLOBE Forum, Minister McKenna will travel to Victoria, British Columbia—on March 16, 2018—for an announcement related to the Government of Canada's commitment to protecting nature and oceans and investing in marine research.
"I am excited by the level of dialogue and partnership between industry, business leaders, all levels of government, and domestic and international investors at the conference. Clean energy and technology are helping to fuel Canada's economy and make our communities more resilient and sustainable. Each year, Canadian companies achieve new success and gain more profile in international markets as suppliers of innovative clean technology and expertise. We are proud to support the groundbreaking solutions on display at the GLOBE Forum and to recognize how Canadian climate leadership, at home and abroad, is creating new economic opportunities as demand for clean solutions increases around the world."
– Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
- The GLOBE Forum and the Innovation Expo bring together corporations, all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, international agencies, technology innovators, and the finance community to manage risks and capitalize on the opportunities in the clean-growth economy.
- This year, thirteen Canadian clean-technology companies were listed in the Global Cleantech 100.
- The Government of Canada has provided $950 million to support business-led innovation superclusters providing funding to sectors that have the most potential to accelerate a clean economic growth.
SOURCE Environment and Climate Change Canada
For further information: Caroline Thériault, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 613-462-5473, [email protected]; Media Relations, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll-free), [email protected]