The Clean Energy Dialogue (CED) was established between Canada and the United States in February 2009 to enhance joint collaboration on the development of clean energy science and technologies to reduce greenhouse gases and combat climate change.
This Dialogue is an important initiative in support of our ongoing efforts towards building a low-carbon economy. Canada and the United States are both taking steps to combat climate change domestically, and these efforts will be further reinforced by the joint actions of our two countries under the Clean Energy Dialogue.
The CED's work is conducted through three working groups focusing on:
On September 16, 2009 Parties released the first United States-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue Action Plan.
On June 21, 2012 Parties released the second United States-Canada Clean Energy Action Plan.
Environment Minister Jim Prentice and his American counterpart, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, presented their first Report to Leaders on the Clean Energy Dialogue to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama on Sept. 16, 2009. This Report provided an overview of CED progress and highlighted several initiatives.
The second Report to Leaders was presented to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama in 2011. This report highlights the progress made by the CED joint working groups towards implementing the Action Plan commitments. It provides a summary of working group activities and accomplishments to date, and a brief update on each of the Action Plan commitments.