Minister Guilbeault completes European climate and environment meetings at UN’s Stockholm+50

Stockholm: As the world faces the triple threat of biodiversity loss, climate change and pollution, Canada is leading at home and abroad to protect nature, keep our air clean, and build a bright future for people everywhere.

Since signing on to both the historic Paris Agreement and the recent (2021) Glasgow Climate Pact, Canada has strengthened its commitment to fighting climate change both domestically and internationally. Canada reinforced this commitment over the past week in Sweden by hosting the sixth session of the Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA6) and participating in the UN-led Stockholm+50 events.

At Stockholm+50, Minister Guilbeault co-chaired a Leadership Dialogue with Gustavo Manrique, Ecuador’s Minister of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition, which focused on the urgent need for action to achieve a healthy planet and prosperity for all for the future.

Canada was represented in several other high-level dialogues and Minister Guilbeault invited youth delegates to meet him and share their views directly during a Facebook Live. Including young people from diverse backgrounds in the conversations today empowers them to continue building innovative solutions to fight climate change and biodiversity loss in the years ahead.

While in Stockholm, Canada also signed a memorandum of understanding with India to increase bilateral cooperation on climate action, environmental protection, and conservation, and was proud to join the Champions Group on Adaptation Finance to support the developing world in preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change with a call to double adaptation finance. This is closely aligned with Canada’s climate finance commitments aimed at mitigation and building resilience to climate change for developing countries.

Together, through multilateral cooperation, we can achieve much more in the next five, ten and fifty years. Canada was proud to be part of Stockholm+50 meetings with the participation, passionate insights and commitment of the entire delegation here in Stockholm.