ST. JOHN'S, April 24, 2020 /CNW/ - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, Canada and governments the world over are working to contain the virus, keep people safe and limit economic impacts.
The Government of Canada remains committed to innovation and building a clean energy future to stimulate the economy, create good jobs and support the natural resource sectors through this tough economic time.
Today, the Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, participated by videoconference in the Ministerial Roundtable on Economic Recovery, hosted by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Denmark's Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities, Dan Jørgensen. Participants included IEA Executive Director Dr. Fatih Birol, ministers from governments supportive of the IEA Clean Energy Transitions Program and special guests from international organizations and industry.
Participants discussed the need for a strong economy post COVID-19, recognizing the value of clean energy innovation in stimulating the economy, creating good jobs and supporting natural resource industries. In particular, opportunities lie in areas where Canada is already a leader, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, green transportation, cleaner production of oil and gas, and nuclear energy.
"I want Canadian workers, companies and communities economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to know that your government is working hard to help. Working with our international partners is an important part of that work, and we have made good progress today."
The Honourable Seamus O'Regan
Canada's Minister of Natural Resources
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SOURCE Natural Resources Canada
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