High Ambition Coalition

Minister Guilbeault calls for an ambitious plastics treaty at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Kenya

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Friday, March 1, 2024

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, wrapped up Canada's participation in the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) in Nairobi, Kenya.

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  • The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, wrapped up Canada's participation in the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Minister Guilbeault held meetings with environment ministers in Africa, as well as civil society, business leaders, and youth on advancing progress on climate, biodiversity, and the elimination of plastic pollution.
  • I'm encouraged by the collaboration demonstrated at the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, especially toward developing the global agreement on plastic pollution.
  • – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development
    At the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, Minister Guilbeault, on behalf of the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, announced the allocation of $107 million to Canada's Partnering for Nature initiative.

COP28: Canada Daily Highlights - December 12, 2023

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Canada is active in this fight for our future."

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  • Canada is active in this fight for our future."
  • Ongoing negotiations at COP28 aim to secure an outcome aligning with the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C.
  • For more details, refer to the backgrounder ' At COP28, Canada Announces Funding and Advocates for Better Access to Resources for Vulnerable Countries '.
  • Canada is determined to lead in collaboratively building a more sustainable and prosperous future."

Minister Guilbeault leads the Canadian delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) to push for ambitious climate action

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Monday, November 27, 2023

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, is leading the Canadian delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 30 to December 12, 2023.

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  • The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, is leading the Canadian delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 30 to December 12, 2023.
  • We will work with partners on a new climate finance goal for 2025 and beyond and identify ways to better leverage private capital for climate solutions.
  • Led by Minister Guilbeault, Canada's delegation includes Catherine Stewart, Ambassador for Climate Change; Michael Bonser, Canada's Chief Climate Negotiator; and Jean-François Tremblay, Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
  • – The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
    COP28 is the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), an annual conference that coordinates international efforts to address climate change.

Minister Guilbeault takes Canada's climate policy ambition to the United Nations in New York

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Monday, September 18, 2023

This week, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will be in New York City from September 18 to 22, 2023, to participate in the United Nations General Assembly's Climate Ambition Summit and a week of high-level engagements.

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  • This week, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will be in New York City from September 18 to 22, 2023, to participate in the United Nations General Assembly's Climate Ambition Summit and a week of high-level engagements.
  • Throughout the week, Minister Guilbeault will continue to work with partners to achieve real solutions and build momentum heading into COP28.
  • Canada's Ambassador for Climate Change, Catherine Stewart, will also be in New York City this week to attend meetings and events to promote Canada's climate action.
  • The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 30 to December 12, 2023, under the UAE Presidency.

Statement by the Prime Minister on World Environment Day

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Monday, June 5, 2023

OTTAWA, ON, June 5, 2023 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Environment Day:

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  • OTTAWA, ON, June 5, 2023 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Environment Day:
    "Today, on the 50th anniversary of World Environment Day , I join people in Canada and around the world in recognizing our shared responsibility to protect our planet and fight climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.
  • "The theme of this year's World Environment Day – 'Solutions to Plastic Pollution' – reminds us of the work that remains to be done to end the scourge of plastic pollution and its harmful impacts on the environment, the economy, and health – here in Canada and around the world.
  • We look forward to bringing the world together for the fourth session of these negotiations in Ottawa in April 2024.
  • "On this World Environment Day, I encourage all Canadians to join the global movement to #BeatPlasticPollution, so we can build a clean, healthy future for the next 50 years and beyond."

Key international meeting on legally binding international plastic pollution agreement set for Canada in 2024

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Friday, June 2, 2023

The Government of Canada is committed to playing a constructive role in finding a global consensus as we collectively face a triple crisis: climate change, biodiversity collapse, and plastic pollution.

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  • The Government of Canada is committed to playing a constructive role in finding a global consensus as we collectively face a triple crisis: climate change, biodiversity collapse, and plastic pollution.
  • By hosting INC-4, Canada looks forward to playing an integral role in fostering international consensus toward achieving an end to plastic pollution by 2040.
  • "Fighting plastic pollution starts at home, but we can only truly get ahead of the global pollution crisis with concerted and coordinated international action.
  • Canada is committed to negotiating a legally binding and ambitious international agreement to end plastic pollution.

Statement on the opening of the second negotiation session to develop an international, legally binding instrument on plastic pollution (INC-2)

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Friday, May 26, 2023

GATINEAU, QC, May 26, 2023 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, issued the following statement on the opening of the second negotiation session to develop an international, legally binding instrument on plastic pollution (INC-2):

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  • GATINEAU, QC, May 26, 2023 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, issued the following statement on the opening of the second negotiation session to develop an international, legally binding instrument on plastic pollution (INC-2):
    "The global plastic pollution crisis threatens the environment, our economy, and the health of Canadians.
  • We recognize the need for global ambition and cooperation to end plastic pollution, both at home and abroad, and will work with everyone toward an ambitious, binding, global plastic agreement.
  • "Canada is committed to continue playing a leadership role in worldwide efforts to tackle plastic pollution.
  • Together, Government representatives from more than 165 countries and partners will meet to continue working on key elements for an ambitious, legally binding global agreement on plastic pollution.

Change is here: Canada's ban on certain harmful single-use plastics starts to take effect this month

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Monday, December 19, 2022

The Government of Canada will continue to be guided by science as it takes additional measures toward its zero plastic waste goal.

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  • The Government of Canada will continue to be guided by science as it takes additional measures toward its zero plastic waste goal.
  • It is also developing regulations to require that certain plastic packaging contain at least 50 percent recycled content and to establish clear rules for labelling recyclable and compostable plastics.
  • Internationally, Canada continues to advance global ambition as a founding member of the High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution .
  • "We promised Canadians we would deliver a ban on certain harmful single-use plastics.

Change is here: Canada's ban on certain harmful single-use plastics starts to take effect this month

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Saturday, December 17, 2022

The Government of Canada will continue to be guided by science as it takes additional measures toward its zero plastic waste goal.

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  • The Government of Canada will continue to be guided by science as it takes additional measures toward its zero plastic waste goal.
  • It is also developing regulations to require that certain plastic packaging contain at least 50 percent recycled content and to establish clear rules for labelling recyclable and compostable plastics.
  • Internationally, Canada continues to advance global ambition as a founding member of the High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution .
  • "We promised Canadians we would deliver a ban on certain harmful single-use plastics.

COP15: Daily highlights - December 16, 2022

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Saturday, December 17, 2022

More and more countries are joining our callto unite around the goal of protecting 30 percent of the world's lands and waters by 2030.

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  • More and more countries are joining our callto unite around the goal of protecting 30 percent of the world's lands and waters by 2030.
  • And a responsibility to agree to measures globally to put the world on a pathway to recovery this decade.
  • To reconcile our lives, our economies, our businesses, our politics with the natural world on which we depend."
  • Today, Minister Guilbeault participated in the High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People press conference.