MARRAKECH, Morocco, Nov. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Clean, innovative technologies are central to addressing climate change. They also present incredible opportunities for Canadian innovators as they enter these new international markets. Clean technology growth and development will enable Canadian companies to create more jobs that pay well.
According to the International Finance Corporation, the Paris Agreement will help open up nearly $23 trillion in new opportunities for climate-smart investments in emerging markets, between now and 2030. Canada is positioning itself to engage in this global clean economy.
Following a town-hall open discussion with Canadian businesses, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, released the following photo and quote on the role of carbon markets and Canadian business engagement, at COP22:
"Global demand for clean technology is on the rise. Canada is home to more than 750 clean-technology companies, and our businesses are world leaders in collaborative research and development, particularly in the renewable energy sector. Canada's innovators have a unique chance to turn the challenge of climate change into an opportunity to expand, export, and invest internationally. Our government is committed to helping Canadian businesses thrive and create good, sustainable middle-class jobs across the country."
– Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
SOURCE Environment and Climate Change Canada
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