Canada is committed to providing strong support to developing countries as they work to reduce emissions that cause climate change and adapt to a changing climate. Innovative clean-technology solutions play an important role in reducing pollution and growing a cleaner, more sustainable global economy.
Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that the Government of Canada is contributing Can$2.5 million to the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) to help developing countries access technologies that will help them pollute less and better adapt to the effects of climate change they are already facing.
This funding will allow the use of innovative clean technologies in developing countries, in sectors such as energy, water, forestry, and agriculture. Clean, innovative technologies are key to addressing climate change and to growing a global low-carbon economy.
Canada’s action on climate change helps communities in Canada and around the world in tangible and meaningful ways such as improved air quality and increased access to economic opportunities. Addressing climate change is making the world a better place. This investment is part of Canada’s pledge of Can$2.65 billion over five years to help countries and communities around the world pollute less, be better equipped to resist the effects of climate change, and make a positive contribution to a global clean economy. It is the most significant Canadian climate finance contribution to date.