Governments publish progress report on first anniversary of made-in-Canada climate plan

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 12:16 GMT, Dec 10, 2017 |

The Governments of Canada and British Columbia announced the first annual progress report on the implementation of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the first pan-Canadian plan to address climate change. The plan puts the country on the path to reducing carbon pollution, coping with the impacts of a changing climate, fostering clean technology solutions, and creating good, middle-class jobs that contribute to a stronger economy.

One year ago today, Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial leaders adopted a made-in-Canada plan to take ambitious action to fight climate change and drive clean economic growth.

In the past year, governments have taken steps to support communities most affected by the impacts of climate change, such as fires, floods and extreme weather. Governments have also invested in climate solutions and clean growth, helping Canadians save money by using smarter energy solutions and moving towards pricing carbon pollution across the country in 2018.

The first annual progress report, released today, highlights how federal, provincial, and territorial governments, along with Indigenous Peoples, are working together to tackle climate change. While meeting the commitments made under the plan will require sustained work over several years, the report finds that governments’ efforts to implement the plan are on track.

Canada’s climate plan will help industry and all levels of government take firm strides towards meeting our 2030 climate commitments while fostering clean economic growth. As implementation proceeds, governments will continue to build stronger partnerships with Indigenous Peoples, based upon the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership, and draw upon the views and expertise of Canadians in taking action on climate change.  The Government of Canada is collaborating with First Nations, Inuit, and the Métis Nation on climate action through three separate tables. The Prime Minister and national Indigenous leaders have committed to creating these permanent tables, which will each prepare periodic reports to provide updates, perspectives and proposals.

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