Our world is in the midst of a historic transition to a clean energy, low-carbon future. To help lead the way, Canada is committed to working toward achieving the goals agreed to under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Domestically, we will continue to implement the Canadian Energy Strategy and initiatives that support the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.
Canada wishes to thank China for their warm welcome and their leadership in hosting very productive Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)/Mission Innovation (MI) meetings. We look forward to building on progress made here in Beijing and at next year’s meetings with our hosts from the European Commission and Nordic countries.
Canada is also proud to announce it will host the 10thClean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) and the fourth Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI4) meeting in 2019. Co-located, CEM and MI bring together energy ministers and other high-level delegates from the 24 member countries and the European Union, and provide a robust stage to accelerate global clean energy innovation and uptake.
Canada is firmly committed to the Clean Energy Ministerial and to Mission Innovation, both initiatives having a critical role in the world’s transition to a low carbon future. In hosting these Ministerials in 2019, Canada will work with partner countries to develop an agenda that will move us closer to that future.
The Government of Canada recognizes that we are all drivers of change, and that working collaboratively is key to success. Canada looks forward to the opportunity to demonstrate leadership under CEM/MI, leveraging political will and private sector leadership to drive ambitious, real-world clean energy policies and actions.