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Minister Guilbeault advances global solutions on climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution at Climate Week in New York

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Canada's Environment and Climate Change Minister, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, was in New York City this week to attend meetings and events during Climate Week in New York on the margins of the 77th United Nations General Assembly.

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  • Canada's Environment and Climate Change Minister, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, was in New York City this week to attend meetings and events during Climate Week in New York on the margins of the 77th United Nations General Assembly.
  • These events provided opportunities to engage with partners to focus on finding solutions to global problems such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.
  • The Minister also met with Jennifer Morgan, Special Envoy for International Climate Action for Germany, to discuss important progress underway on the Climate Finance Delivery Plan.
  • Minister Guilbeault participated in the first gathering of the High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution.

Statement from the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on Fridays for Future youth climate strike

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Friday, September 23, 2022

For their future, we must work together to reduce greenhouse gases, protect and conserve natural areas, and adapt to the hazards of our new climate reality.

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  • For their future, we must work together to reduce greenhouse gases, protect and conserve natural areas, and adapt to the hazards of our new climate reality.
  • "Climate change is a major concern for youth.
  • "We also recently established Canada's first Environment and Climate Change Youth Council, which provides a forum for youth to influence government decision-making.
  • By working together, it is possible to achieve a healthier, safer and more sustainable environment."

Up to $40 million in Indigenous-led area-based conservation funding now available

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Indigenous-led area-based conservation program provides funding to Indigenous Peoples to lead or co-lead projects to establish and recognize protected areas.

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  • The Indigenous-led area-based conservation program provides funding to Indigenous Peoples to lead or co-lead projects to establish and recognize protected areas.
  • This includes other effective area-based conservation measures across Canada, such as Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas that can contribute to Canada's conservation targets.
  • Other effective area-based conservation measures recognize important conservation work that is already happening across the country.
  • They are helping Canada take a holistic approach to biodiversity conservation and reaching our conservation goals.

WTTC publishes ground-breaking report on how Travel & Tourism can reverse nature loss

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

LONDON, Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report published today by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), shows how Travel & Tourism can play a critical role in halting and reversing the destruction of nature.

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  • LONDON, Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report published today bythe World Travel & Tourism Council ( WTTC ), shows how Travel & Tourism can play a critical role in halting and reversing the destruction of nature.
  • With nature tourism representing 20% of global tourism, the report shows just how crucial nature is for destinations around the world.
  • 80% of Travel & Tourism is highly dependent on nature so it is crucial we take a proactive role in advancing nature conservation.
  • The World Travel & Tourism Council ( WTTC ) represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector.

The Government of Canada and Miawpukek First Nation in Newfoundland and Labrador take first steps toward a new Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Recognizing this, and in the spirit and practice of reconciliation, the Government of Canada partners with Indigenous communities on nature conservation.

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  • Recognizing this, and in the spirit and practice of reconciliation, the Government of Canada partners with Indigenous communities on nature conservation.
  • This funding will enable Miawpukek First Nation to conduct activities that will help them establish a new Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area.
  • Once complete, the Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area will contribute significantly toward Canada's goal of protecting 25percent of land and inland waters by 2025.
  • "Miawpukek First Nation appreciates the support provided by the Government of Canada for Indigenous-led conservation that we will undertake within our Traditional Territory.

Canada supports community-based action to improve and protect fresh water in British Columbia

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Friday, September 2, 2022

Fresh water from lakes, rivers, and groundwater is critical for the survival of all living organisms.

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  • Fresh water from lakes, rivers, and groundwater is critical for the survival of all living organisms.
  • They are all focused on improving freshwater quality, reducing harmful substances in fresh water, and restoring and protecting freshwater ecosystem health.
  • "Protecting fresh water in Canada requires dedicated local organizations to be empowered with the resources and support they need.
  • Canada has the third largest renewable supply of fresh water in the worldabout 7 percent of the global renewable supply.

Statement - Parliamentary Secretary Duguid concludes successful participation in G20 Joint Environment and Climate Ministers Meeting

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

BALI, Indonesia, Sept. 1, 2022 /CNW/ - Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, concluded a productive series of meetings at the G20 Joint Environment and Climate Ministers Meeting on August 31.

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  • BALI, Indonesia, Sept. 1, 2022 /CNW/ - Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, concluded a productive series of meetings at the G20 Joint Environment and Climate Ministers Meeting on August 31.
  • The Parliamentary Secretary reaffirmed Canada's unwavering commitment to ambitious and sustained action to combat the climate and biodiversity crises through participation in the G20.
  • Recognizing the unique geopolitical circumstances in which the G20 took place, the Parliamentary Secretary expressed Canada's condemnation of President Putin's illegal, unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine.
  • The Parliamentary Secretary noted a spirit of collaboration in Bali that will be crucial to successful outcomes at COP27 and COP15 later this year.

Minister Guilbeault announces more than $926,000 for the Átl'ka7tsem / Howe Sound Biosphere Region to protect nature and help meet Canada's conservation goals

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Conserving nature is vital to protect species at risk, combat climate change, and build a strong, sustainable economy.

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  • Conserving nature is vital to protect species at risk, combat climate change, and build a strong, sustainable economy.
  • UNESCO-designated biosphere reserves such as the Atl'ka7tsem / Howe Sound Biosphere Regionare vital contributions.
  • "UNESCO biosphere reserves are an internationally recognized model for bringing communities together to connect with and protect nature.
  • Biosphere reserves represent a deep dedication to sustainable development and nature conservation, and they set a standard for how people and nature can thrive together."

Ministerial statement on provincial and territorial protection on nature collaboration ahead of COP15

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

It is foundational to our efforts to combat the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.

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  • It is foundational to our efforts to combat the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.
  • I have proposed we host a virtual meeting this fall to collaborate on the advancement of our shared goals ahead of COP15.
  • "COP15 will be a landmark event for Canada, with thousands of delegates representing countries from around the world assembled and ready to commit to taking action to protect nature.
  • "Nature knows no boundariesnot local, not provincial or territorial, and not international.

Minister Guilbeault is visiting regions in Quebec to discuss protection of the caribou

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

The Government of Canada is determined to work in collaboration with the provinces, Indigenous Peoples, and all stakeholders to protect and re-establish the caribou.

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  • The Government of Canada is determined to work in collaboration with the provinces, Indigenous Peoples, and all stakeholders to protect and re-establish the caribou.
  • As part of the federal government's commitment to protecting the caribou, Minister Guilbeault is announcing $4.6million in funding in 2022 to support five Indigenous communities in Quebec in their efforts to conserve the caribou and caribou habitat.
  • In addition, he met with the Syndicat des Mtallos, a private-sector union, in Chibougamau to discuss protection of the caribou and sustainable forestry practices.
  • Between 2018 and 2022, $4.3 million was transferred by the Government of Canada to the Government of Quebec for the protection and re-establishment of the boreal caribou.