Battling climate change while growing healthy communities:
What we’ve done:
Taking a leadership role to tackle climate change, proudly playing a strong role in helping to negotiate an ambitious Paris Agreement.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors while leveraging our technology and talent to accelerate the commercialization and adoption of zero-emission vehicles.
Replacing coal-generated electricity with an ambitious goal of attaining 90 percent of electricity generation from clean sources by 2030.
Offered free admission for all visitors to Canada’s national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas to celebrate Canada 150 in 2017.
Enhancing and protecting Rouge National Urban Park, which became Canada’s first national urban park when we passed Bill C-18.
Moving forward to protect lands in the South Okanagan in British Columbia, with the possibility of creating a new national park reserve.
Protecting the wildlife in Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound in the Arctic, creating Canada’s largest marine conservation area.
Limiting air pollution and reducing health issues like asthma by reducing methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent by 2025.
Helping Canadians living in rural and remote communities reduce their reliance on diesel for electricity and heating.
Spurring innovation by providing financing to support Canadian entrepreneurs of clean technology firms and attracting new business investments in sectors like clean energy.
Being the model for sustainability with Greening Government—we are on track to reduce the government’s own greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.
Promoting a sustainable military, the largest energy consumer in the Government of Canada, with the Defence Energy and Environment Strategy.
Reviewing neonicotinoid pesticides to examine potential risks to Canadians’ health and the environment, and develop a plan to protect the safety of Canadians.
Supporting research projects across Canada to help farmers find more sustainable ways to adjust to climate change and improve soil and water conservation.
Attracting more young Canadians to green jobs with the agriculture and agri-food sector with the Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative.
Created the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program that will help create technologies, practices, and processes that will help the agricultural sector adjust to climate change and improve soil and water conservation.
Canadians are now able to access information about the government’s greenhouse gas emissions for the first time on Open Data Portal.
Consulted over 350,000 Canadians on preparing for a sustainable future that addresses climate change and keeps energy affordable through the Generation Energy consultations.
Launched The Energy Star Challenge that encourages Canadian Industrial manufacturing facilities to reduce energy use and related costs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Continuing our work to modernize the National Energy Board to make sure decisions on major resource projects are made efficiently, and in collaboration with our provincial and territorial partners and Indigenous Peoples. This will protect the environment, develop sustainable resources, and create tens of thousands of jobs for Canadians.
Passed the Pipeline Safety Act that strengthens Canada’s pipeline safety system ensures that companies will be held liable regardless of fault and required to have the resources to respond to incidents.
Invested in Alberta’s resource sector including the cleanup of abandoned and orphaned oil and gas wells.
Investing $21.6 million, starting in 2017-18, to support the Aquatic Climate Change Adaptation Services Program and the Northern Transportation Adaptation Initiative.
There’s still more work to do
Making big polluters pay and drive innovation for green solutions by pricing carbon pollution.
Developing a Clean Fuel Standard in consultation with provinces, territories, Indigenous Peoples, and other partners to reduce the pollution to our air and water.
Working with provinces and territories to establish a national emissions-reduction target that ensures provinces and territories have the funding and the flexibility to design their own policies and meet these commitments.
Protecting Canada’s freshwater using education, geo-mapping, watershed protection, and investments in the best wastewater technologies.
Working with the United States and Mexico to develop an ambitious North American clean energy and environment agreement.
Enhancing the protection of Canada’s endangered species by responding quickly to the advice of scientists and completing a robust species-at-risk recovery plan.
Expanding National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries.
Expanding the Learn to Camp program that ensure low-income and middle-income families have an opportunity to experience Canada’s outdoors.