Minister McKenna to travel to Vancouver for GLOBE Summit 2016

Minister to discuss climate change, low-carbon economy and clean technology

VANCOUVER, Feb. 29, 2016 The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will attend this year's GLOBE Summit in Vancouver. GLOBE is North America's largest and longest‑running conference dedicated to business innovation for the planet.

Minister McKenna will join 1600 business and government leaders from more than 50 countries. Her participation will highlight Canada's role in stimulating innovation, green growth, resource efficiency and the development of clean technology as part of the Government of Canada's work to address climate change following the Paris Agreement.

Minister McKenna will meet with business leaders and stakeholders while in Vancouver, and will also be participating in the following events that will be open to media:

  • Emerging Environmental Leaders Forum (Closing Remarks): The Forum comprises 150 young leaders, aged 19-35 years, who are working to address environmental, social and economic issues that are critical to attaining a sustainable future for the next generation.
    Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 4:15 p.m. PST
    Location: Morris J. Wosk Centre, 580 West Hastings St., Vancouver, B.C.
  • Women's Leadership Luncheon (Keynote Address): The luncheon will focus on the importance of women in leadership positions as role models for younger women, and their key role as agents of change.
    Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 11:45 a.m. PST
    Location: Pan Pacific Hotel – Crystal Pavilion (lobby level)
  • Transition to a Clean Energy Economy (Opening Remarks): This event will offer insights from clean‑energy thought leaders on the key factors, policy actions, investment opportunities and indicators to watch.
    Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 3:30 p.m. PST
    Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, Ballroom


"There are tremendous opportunities for local, national and international businesses through the development of a green and sustainable economy. Canada has the potential to prosper in clean energy, technology and other growing industries that are less impactful than many staples of the high‑carbon economy. Together, we can create a cleaner and more prosperous economy."

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

Quick facts

  • In November 2015, the Government of Canada committed to develop a pan‑Canadian climate change plan. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged that it would be developed in consultation with the country's provinces and territories, and that the work would begin within 90 days of the completion of COP21.
  • Minister McKenna hosted a provincial and territorial environment ministers meeting on January 28-29 in Ottawa to begin formal discussions on the pan-Canadian approach to climate change action.
  • Clean technology is one of the fastest‑growing sectors in the world. Canada is positioning itself to take advantage of global opportunities to grow, diversify our economies, access markets and create jobs.

Associated link

Visit Canada's Action on Climate Change for the latest information on Canada's actions at home and abroad on climate change.

Environment and Climate Change Canada's Twitter page

Conserve, Restore, and Connect with Nature Facebook page


SOURCE Environment and Climate Change Canada

For further information: Caitlin Workman, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 819-938-9436; Media Relations, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 819-938-3338


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