High-Profile Delegation Represents Canada in COP27 Conference in Sharm El-Skheik


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Canada will be participating in the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (COP27) with a high-profile delegation to support successful and ambitious outcomes that are in line with the Paris Agreement’s long-term goals.

The 27th Conference will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from November 6-18, 2022.

MEDIAinTORONTO has learned that the Canadian delegation will include Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault, and Ontario Minister of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks, David Piccini, among others.

Hon. David Piccini

“Ontario was invited to attend COP27 as part of the Canadian delegation. Ontario is proposing a small delegation led by Minister Piccini. In addition, the Ministry has helped coordinate the participation of several Ontario-based stakeholders,” the Ontario government told MEDIAinTORONTO.

“COP27 presents an incredible opportunity to forge relationships with like-minded jurisdictions, businesses, and non-governmental organizations to share and learn from each others’ experience in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Ontario will work in the areas of industrial decarbonization, the energy sector, clean technology, and nuclear energy. We’re proud that almost all of Canada’s progress towards its 2030 Paris Agreement target has been driven by Ontario and the actions the province has taken to lower greenhouse gas emissions,” the government’s source added.

“Ontario is also working hard to put our province at the forefront of the global electric vehicle revolution and will work to build on investments in the automotive sector, including $5 billion to build Canada’s first large scale electric vehicle battery plant.

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault

COP27 is an excellent opportunity for Ontario to promote its leadership on an international stage, forging relationships with like-minded jurisdictions and attracting investment in our clean technology sector.”

COP27 will also be an opportunity to showcase Canadian climate action. Months ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, Canada announced its new ambitious Nationally Determined Contribution to cut emissions by 40-45% below 2005 levels by 2030.

The Government of Canada established the 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan on March 29, 2022 to provide a credible roadmap to achieve Canada’s 2030 target and put us on a path towards net-zero emissions by 2050. Canada is also finalizing our first National Adaptation Strategy in 2022 and delivering on our five-year (2021-2026) $5.3 billion international climate finance commitment.


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