GATINEAU QC, June 10, 2022
GATINEAUQK, June 10, 2022 /CNW/ – “At the conclusion of Canada’s Environment Weekend celebrations, we are reminded that we only have one earth. From the Torngat Mountains onwards Labrador Peninsula to Haida Gwaii on the Pacific Ocean, from Point Pelee in Lake Erie to Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan all the way to Iqaluit in Nunavut, Canada makes a significant contribution to the health and biodiversity of the planet. If we protect the environment in Canadawe make the world a better place.
“This year marks a milestone for the environmental community as we celebrate 50 years since the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, considered the first international gathering on the environment. today Canada is at the forefront of driving environmental action.
“Canadian Environment Week is our annual celebration of the actions we are taking to protect the environment. It is also an opportunity to reflect on how we treat our planet. This week Environment and Climate Change Canada announced more action to protect nature and fight climate change and reduce pollution across the country We have established a Nature Advisory Committee and announced $11.3 million to support biodiversity conservation in to support the buffer zones of biosphere reserves across the country Canada, and amended regulations to better protect migratory birds across the country. We’ve announced another winner of the Canadian Plastics Innovation Challenge who will work on sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging. On climate change, we have brought forward our final regulations establishing a federal greenhouse gas offsetting scheme to provide market incentives for new emission reductions, and we have updated and expanded our cooperation agreement Californiawhat will allow Canada create a framework for common priorities such as reducing pollution, adapting to climate change and preserving nature.
“To complement our actions, Natural Resources Canada announced $20.4 million in funding through the 2 Billion Trees program, which is helping to mitigate climate change while meeting key biodiversity and conservation goals and supporting community well-being. They also recognized ENERGIE 2022 STAR Canada Leader in energy efficiency, announced funding for electric vehicle chargers British Columbia and in New Brunswick and celebrated the official occupancy of a Canadian building built using forest resources efficiently through low-carbon building systems. Fisheries and Oceans Canada also announced $20.1 million to fund eight ocean research projects across the country and unveiled the establishment of the Eastern Canyons Marine Refuge off the coast of Nova Scotiabring Canada One step closer to our goal of conserving 25 percent of our oceans by 2025 and 30 percent by 2030 canada Pacific Ocean and shares our knowledge of the many influences that affect it.
“Young Canadians have also been hailed for their role in tackling climate change and pollution. A few days ago, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, in partnership with Little Inventors, announced the six winners of the Mission: mini challenges to protect our oceans. The six winning inventions were built and presented during the Science Odyssey 2022 festival on June 8th. Inventors can be introduced in Canadian Science Fair Journal.
“It’s also very fitting that Canadian Environment Week takes place during Indigenous History Month, as First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples are all there Canada have long been stewards of the environment and key contributors to protecting nature, conserving biodiversity and addressing the climate crisis. Thank you for all your contributions – past and present.
“I want to recognize and thank Canadians from all regions and generations for the truly collective effort that is underway to help protect canada natural beauty. As this week dedicated to nature draws to a close, I invite all Canadians to continue educating themselves about the benefits of a clean environment and to celebrate our #OnlyOneEarth.”
SOURCE Environment and Climate Change Canada