Canada's Way Forward on Climate Change

The scientific evidence is clear: climate change is one of the greatest threats of our time. From increased incidences of droughts, to coastal flooding, to the expanding melt of sea ice in our Arctic, the widespread impacts of climate change compel Canada to take strong action now.


Contributing to Global Efforts

The Government of Canada is committed to working with international partners to reach an ambitious global agreement this is anchored in science and leads the world towards a low-carbon, climate resilient economy. Canada is also committed to supporting the poorest and most vulnerable countries to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change, and is doing its part to mobilize critical investments that will achieve sustained emissions reductions in developing countries.

Collaborating with Provinces and Territories

The Government of Canada will provide national leadership and join with the provinces and territories to take action on climate change, put a price on carbon, and reduce carbon pollution. Together, we will:

  • Attend the Paris climate conference, and formally meet within 90 days to establish a pan-Canadian framework for combatting climate change.
  • Set a truly national target that we will work together to achieve.
  • Ensure that the provinces and territories have targeted federal funding and the flexibility to design their own carbon pricing policies.

Investing in Clean Energy and Clean Technology

The Government of Canada will protect Canada’s communities and grow our economy by making significant new investments in green infrastructure and clean technologies. As part of this commitment, we will:

  • Endow a $2 billion Low Carbon Economy Trust to fund projects that reduce carbon.
  • Fulfill our G20 commitment and phase out subsidies for the fossil fuel industry.
  • Work with the Provinces and Territories to develop a Canadian Energy Strategy to protect Canada’s energy security, encourage energy conservation, and bring cleaner renewable energy into the electricity grid.
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