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News Archive - International
2001 and 2002

Natural Resources Canada: Release of North American Energy Efficiency Report, Press Release December 17, 2002

Foreign Affairs and International Trade: Canada Announces Coming Into Force of Amendments to International Boundary Waters Treaty Act, Press Release December 10, 2002

Fisheries and Oceans Canada: International Yukon River Salmon Agreement Signed, Press Release December 4, 2002

Foreign Affairs and International Trade: Canada Releases Initial Environmental Assessment of WTO Negotiations, November 22, 2002

Environment Canada: Canada - United States Air Quality Agreement 2002 Progress Report, November 20, 2002

Canada Announces New Approach to Dealing with Foreign Vessels for Serious Violations of Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Measures, Press Release September 27, 2002

Industry Canada: Sustainable Cities Initiative, Information Bulletin September 26, 2002

Canada Welcomes International Joint Commission Report on the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem, Press Release September 12, 2002

Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Canada to Focus on Compliance at the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), Press Release September 12, 2002

Canadian International Development Agency: Canada Strengthens Partnership with World Conservation Union to Help Protect the Environment, Press Release September 4, 2002

Canada Joins International Treaty Controlling Trade in Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides, Press Release August 29, 2002

Natural Resources Canada: Europe Praises Canadian Forest Management, Press Release July 3, 2002

Public Call for Papers: The Second North American Symposium on Assessing the Environmental Effects of Trade, Press Release June 18, 2002

Canada Pushes for Greater International Protection of Atlantic Salmon, Press Release June 10, 2002

North American Industry Generated 3.4 million Tonnes of Toxic Pollutants in 1999 - CEC's First Five-Year Analysis Reveals Major Changes in How Pollutants are Handled, Press Release May 29, 2002

Canada and the United States Achieving Elimination of Toxins in the Great Lakes Region, Press Release May 29, 2002

World Ecotourism Summit - Huge Success for Ecotourism - Quebec Declaration On Ecotourism Defines The Basis For Its International Development, Press Release May 22, 2002

Notes for an address by Alan Nymark Deputy Minister Environment Canada on the occasion of the Canada/U.S. Law Institute Conference - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, April 19, 2002

Remarks by the Honourable David Anderson, UNEP Governing Council President at the 3rd Session of the Preparatory Committee for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, March 28, 2002

Canada - China Partnership to Address Persistent Organic Pollutants, Press Release March 11, 2002

Canada Engages United States With Joint Agreement to Fight Climate Change, Press Release March 7, 2002

Meeting of Health and Environment Ministers of the Americas - Ministerial Communiqué March 4-5, 2002

Europe Decides to Ratify Kyoto Climate Protocol, Press Release March 4, 2002

Canada tops list of regions to be hit hard by climate change, Press Release February 7, 2002

Canada Disappointed with Outcome of Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Meeting, Press Release February 5, 2002

Carbon Neutral Annual Meeting - World Economic Forum Buys Emissions Reductions To Offset Global Warming Impact of Annual Meeting, Press Release January 31, 2002

Commission for Environmental Cooperation - Significant biodiversity loss across North America, NAFTA body's State of the Environment report says Three countries responding, but "looming threat overshadows positive achievements", Press Release January 7, 2002

Report details environmental enforcement activities in North America, Press Release December 18, 2001
"A report published by the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) provides details on environmental enforcement activities in Canada, Mexico and the United States"

The Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Promotes Concerted Action on Oceans at International Conference in Paris, Press Release December 3, 2001

United Nations Fish Agreement (UNFA) - Backgrounder, December 2001

Global Commitment to Protect Marine Environment Renewed, November 30, 2001

Call for comments on Electricity and the Environment Initiative discussion paper (Deadline: January 9, 2002) - North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Press Release November 29, 2001

News Advisory - Environmental challenges and opportunities of the emerging North American electricity market a symposium sponsored by the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, in cooperation with the Institute of the Americas, Press Release November 19, 2001

The Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, on the Occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the International Institute for Environment and Development, November 13, 2001

Major Agreement Achieved on Kyoto Protocol, Press Release November 10, 2001

Government of Canada at the Seventh Conference of Parties (COP 7) on Climate Change website
Note: COP 7 takes place from October 29 to November 9, 2001

Lancement de la première chaîne de télé-web sur l'environnement (Launching the first web TV on environment), Press Release October 26, 2001

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) updates program to lift all community battery recycling costs, Press Release October 10, 2001

Canada Endorses International Declaration to Introduce Ecosystem Considerations Into Fisheries Management, Press Release October 5, 2001

Harmonization of environmental chemistry and fate data requirements under NAFTA (pdf format), October 5, 2001

International Plan of Action for the Management of Fishing Capacity, September, 2001

Canada and the U.S. release 2001 State of the Great Lakes Report, September 27, 2001

Conserving Borderline Species: A Partnership between the United States and Canada, posted online September 10, 2001

The Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment and President of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Commends Report on Forests, Press Release August 24, 2001

Statement by the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of Environment, on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, August 3, 2001

Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Council Communiqué, June 29, 2001
"We, the environment ministers of Canada, Mexico and the United States, members of the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC or "the Commission"), have met for our annual regular session on 28 and 29 June 2001 in Guadalajara, Mexico."

Study Shows How Nonprofits and Corporations Can Collaborate to Improve Environmental Management, Press Release June 12, 2001

The public is invited to provide comments on Draft Report Concerning the CEC's Citizen Submission Process (Deadline:15 May 2001)
"The public is invited to provide comments on a report being prepared for consideration by the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) concerning the organization's Citizen Submission process. The report, drafted at the Council's request by the CEC's Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC), draws on lessons learned in the implementation of the submissions mechanism. It is the intention that the final report will be provided to Council by June of this year."

New Instrument Will Help Public Visualize, Track Progress Towards Sustainable Development, Press Release April 24, 2001
"The prototype of a new tool to help policy makers and the public visualize and track progress towards sustainable development will be unveiled today at United Nations headquarters. "The Dashboard of Sustainability" is a unique new way to present indicators of sustainable development - as gauges similar to the control panel of an aircraft or car. The instrument turns a complex array of economic, social and environmental performance indicators into a simple graphic representation of a country's current position relative to an agreed consensus about sustainability."

GEMI Celebrates Earth Day 2001 with CD-ROM Gift to the World, Press Release April 18, 2001
"As part of its celebration of Earth Day 2001 the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) today released its 10th Anniversary CD-ROM: GEMI Reports & Publications: A Decade of EH&S Tools. The CD-ROM contains all of GEMI's publications and reports developed in the years 1990-2000. The CD-ROM is available free of charge upon request."

Earth Day is April 22, 2001 (Earth Weeks are April 14 - April 29, 2001). Earth Day's theme for 2001 is "Climate Change Solutions: Making it Our Priority." Visit for information on local Earth Day Activities.

Environmental Humiliation for Canada, Press Release April 11, 2001
"A new study proves that Canada is an environmental laggard, not a leader. Canada ranks 28th out of the 29 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), based on an analysis of twenty-five environmental indicators by the University of Victoria's Eco-Research Chair of Environmental Law and Policy."

Ontario Achieves Victory In Fight For Cleaner Air: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Key Air Pollution Rule, Press Release March 6, 2001

Canada ranks among top three countries in environmental sustainability, January 27, 2001
Canada ranks third in a 122-nation study of environmental sustainability, according to The 2001 Environmental Sustainability Index, released January 27, 2001 at this year's meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

"The Environmental Sustainability Index is the most comprehensive global report comparing environmental conditions and environmental performance across nations. It was created to satisfy a critical need for substantive, impartial data to support national and global environmental decision making.”

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has recently released the following three reports. Click Here for more information.

"Climate Change 2001: Mitigation"
"Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability"
"Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis"

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