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G7 plastics charter could be ‘Paris agreement’ for the oceans, says McKenna

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says the plastics charter she is negotiating with other G7 nations ahead of next month’s leaders’ summit in Quebec could be billed as a Paris-type agreement for ocean garbage. McKenna says the talks are tough, but going well — and she’s confident Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will

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Government of Canada targets plastic waste and marine litter with launch of online consultation

Plastic waste and marine litter pose an increasingly serious threat to our oceans and marine life. Canada is committed to protecting our environment and preserving our waterways, so that all Canadians can continue to enjoy the beauty, health and economic benefits that our oceans, lakes and rivers provide. The Government of Canada is working

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Canada and the United Kingdom team up with Bloomberg Philanthropies to support global efforts to phase out coal power

NEW YORK, NY, April 9, 2018 /CNW/ - Phasing out traditional coal power is essential for Canadians and people around the world to enjoy clean air, healthy communities, a safe climate, and cleaner economic growth. Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the UK's Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire

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Canada to push ‘plastics charter’ at G7: McKenna at Mexico oceans summit

Canada will use its presidency of the G7 to try to persuade the world's richest and most industrialized countries to adopt ambitious goals for plastics recycling and waste reduction. "We are looking at a zero-plastics-waste charter," Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Wednesday from Cancun, Mexico, where she was at an international

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The G7 Clean Energy Agenda – Call for Advocacies

  Promoting sustainable development and combating climate change have become integral aspects of energy planning, analysis and policy making. Because energy accounts for two-thirds of total greenhouse gas emissions and 80% of CO2, any effort to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change must include the energy sector. For these reasons, it is

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