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News Archive - International
2003 and 2004

Environment Canada: Remarks by the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of the Environment, During the Panel on the Impacts of Climate Change: Adaptation Measures and Sustainable Development at the 10th International Conference on Climate Change, December 16, 2004

Environment Canada: Remarks by the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of the Environment, During the Panel on Technology and Climate Change at the 10th International Conference on Climate Change, December 16, 2004

The Honourable Stéphane Dion to Attend High-Level Sessions at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, December 13-18, 2004

Government of Canada Renews the North American Waterfowl Management Plan With the US And Mexico, Press Release December 7, 2004

Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Faroe Islands and Greenland Vessels Banned From Canadian Ports, Press Release December 2, 2004

Fisheries and Oceans Canada: The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Objection Procedure, December 2004

Statement by the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Environment Canada, at the Opening Plenary Session - Fifth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Group on Earth Observation, Press Release November 29, 2004

Canada and the United States to Improve Weather Forecasts, Press Release November 29, 2004

Minister Dion Links Earth Observation to Sustainable Development, Press Release November 29, 2004
"The Minister was speaking at an international meeting of the Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO), hosted by Canada."

Delegation to India Showcases Canadian Innovation in Alternative Fuel Technology, Press Release November 29, 2004

International recommendation highlights Canada's Boreal region, Press Release November 26, 2004

Environment Canada: 1979-2004 - Twenty-five Years of International Cooperation on the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
A brochure prepared by the Government of Canada in cooperation with other Parties to the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution

Environment Canada: Report of Seminar on National Enforcement Management Information System and Intelligence System- NEMISIS - September 14-17, 2004 - Gatineau, Quebec
"These meetings are part of the cooperative activities under the theme “Public Participation in Environmental Management” of the 4th work programme of the Canada-Chile Commission on Environmental Cooperation."

Environment Canada: Report of Seminar on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) September 13-14, 2004 - Gatineau, Quebec
"These meetings are part of the cooperative activities under the theme “Enforcement and Compliance in Environmental Legislation” section of the 4th work programme of the Canada-Chile Commission on Environmental Cooperation."

Coffee Producers in Costa Rica Reap Rewards of Canadian Solar Technology, Press Release November 18, 2004

Speaking Notes for the Honourable Geoff Regan, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to the United Nations General Assembly, Press Release November 16, 2004
"I am very pleased to join you on this important day to conclude both the Resolution on Oceans and Law of the Sea and the Resolution on Sustainable Fisheries."

Minister Regan Encouraged by Growing International Co-operation to Address Global Overfishing Concerns, Press Release November 10, 2004

Minister Dion Welcomes Russia's Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol, Press Release November 5, 2004

Canadian Throne Speech Commits Federal Government to Great Lakes Program Renewal and the IJC, Press Release October 6, 2004

Environment Canada Receives United Nations Award for Water Science, Press Release September 30, 2004

IJC Report on Great Lakes Water Quality Issued, Review of the Agreement Begins, Press Release September 13, 2004

Call for submissions to the 2004 North American Awards for Sustainability Reporting, Press Release August 31, 2004

Trade and Environment in North America: Public call for papers on investment, growth and the environment, Press Release August 26, 2004

Report Released on the State of the Pacific Ocean, Press Release August 20, 2004

Canadian Scientists Take Part in Major International Study on Air Pollution, Press Release July 15, 2004

CEC Council sets vision to guide the North American environmental agenda, Press Release June 23, 2004
"The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) today marked its tenth anniversary with the adoption of a Puebla Declaration, charting the next decade of environmental cooperation among Canada, Mexico and the United States."

Investors demanding environmental responsibility, study shows, Globe and Mail article (original source: Canadian Press) June 18th, 2004

COMTREX Communications Ltd. CHARGES UP TO RECYCLE! and to Support National Rechargeable Battery Recycling Program, Press Release June 16, 2004

Ministers Urged to Act to Consolidate Gains on Environmental Cooperation in North America, Press Release June 15, 2004

Taking Stock 2001: Electric power plants #1 source of toxic air pollution in North America, Press Release June 2, 2004

Government of Canada to provide long-term support for Convention on Biological Diversity, Press Release May 21, 2004

Canada Supports Creation of United States Great Lakes Interagency Task Force, Press Release May 19, 2004

Environment Minister Urges Continued Vigilance as POPs Convention Comes Into Force, Press Release May 17, 2004
"The Stockholm Convention on POPs, which bans or severely restricts the use of the so-called “dirty dozen,” a group of toxic substances that includes PCBs, DDT, dioxins and furans, came into effect today."

Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) and U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission sign Memorandum of Understanding, May 10, 2004

Statement by the Honourable Geoff Regan, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Press Release May 8, 2004
"I would like to share with Canadians the latest information on the ongoing enforcement operation under way on Canada's eastern continental shelf."

Government of Canada Announces New Measures to Combat Foreign Overfishing, Press Release May 6, 2004

Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment at the Opening Plenary - 4th World Fisheries Congress, May 3, 2004

Statements by the Honorable David Anderson, minister of the Environment to the Twelfth Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development:

Solar energy celebrates 50th anniversary, Globe and Mail article, April 29, 2004, Source: Associated Press

Earth Observation Summit - Minister's Statement - Canada supports development of global earth observations, Press Release April 26, 2004

Online database of sustainable consumption initiatives in North America launched, Press Release April 21, 2004

Weighing the results of PC recycling, CNET article By John G. Spooner, April 19, 2004 (Globe and Mail)

Canadian companies win in North American Sustainability Reporting Awards, Press Release April 15, 2004

CEC invites public comment on draft document: Future Directions under the Commission for Environmental Cooperation Sound Management of Chemicals Initiative, Press Release April 14, 2004

Environment Canada Calls for Faster Reductions in Air Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, Press Release April 1, 2004
"The need for faster action in the U.S. to reduce mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants to better protect the health and environment of Canadians is highlighted today in a submission from Environment Canada to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency."

Three wildlife species chosen for trinational protection, Press Release March 24, 2004
"The leatherback turtle, humpback whale and pink-footed shearwater were jointly selected by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States, in cooperation with environmental groups, as pilot species for the first North American Conservation Action Plans."

What shall it profit a grower . . ., Globe and Mail article by Klaus Toepfer, the executive director of the United Nations Environment Program, March 24, 2004
"for governments meeting today in Montreal, the crucial link between agriculture and the global effort to repair the ozone layer is the major issue on everyone's mind."

Minister announces $51 Million Air Surveillance Contract, Press Release March 16, 2004
"The Honourable Geoff Regan, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced a new $51 million, five-and-a-half year contract with Provincial Airlines Limited (PAL) to provide aerial surveillance of waters in and outside Canada's 200-mile limit."

Wind Energy Could Power Every Home in Europe by 2020, Press Release March 1, 2004

OSIRIS Provides Unprecedented Ozone Measurement, Press Release February 23, 2004
"Today the Canadian Space Agency is celebrating the third anniversary of the launch and activation of OSIRIS onboard the Swedish satellite Odin. OSIRIS is a Canadian instrument that continues to capture precise data on ozone depletion."

Call for public comments: Long-term Strategic Framework for Air-related Activities of the CEC, Press Release February 23, 2004
"The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has released for public comment the Draft North American Air Working Group Long-term Strategic Framework for Air-related Activities of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation." The closing date for comments is 12 April 2004.

Don't skew the science, Globe and Mail article, February 23, 2004
"Some of the most influential scientists in the United States have gone public with disquieting accusations that the Bush administration has suppressed and distorted scientific findings, manipulated research and stacked government advisory panels to suit its political objectives."

Low Carbon Technology Alliance Announced by The Federation Of Canadian Municipalities, The Carbon Trust (UK) and Clean Energy Group (US), Press Release February 6, 2004
"Low carbon or clean energy technologies and deployment programs covered in the agreement include: energy production from solar, wind, hydro, biomass, ocean thermal, tidal and wave, fuel cells, and related energy storage and conversion technologies, in addition to energy efficiency applications and green building design."

Sierra Club faces rocky future as extremists push out greens, Globe and Mail article by Shawn McCarthy, January 26, 2004

Awash in a sea of synthetics, Globe and Mail article by Ian Connacher, January 17, 2004

Johnson Controls to Receive 2004 World Environment Center Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development, Press Release January 15, 2004

More Than 4 Million Pounds of Rechargeable Batteries Collected in 2003, Press Release January 13, 2004

U.S. appeals court blocks changes to Clean Air Act, Globe and Mail article, December 26, 2003

Canadian Organic Regulation Needed to Further International Trade, Press Release December 2, 2003
"On behalf of its members in Canada, the Organic Trade Association is urging Canadian consumers, environmentalists and organic industry players to actively support efforts to develop a Canadian regulation that would require organic products and ingredients, whether domestically produced or imported, to meet standards set by the Canadian government.

Before adopting a regulation, Canadian officials must first consult with the Canadian public and organic industry for comments and guidance. The first of these consultative sessions has been scheduled for Jan. 23, 2004, in Guelph in conjunction with the 2004 Organic Conference at the University of Guelph. Additional consultations in other parts of the country are tentatively planned for February and March."

Canada Ratifies the Protocol On Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (Madrid Protocol), Press Release December 1, 2003

Canada's Position on the Ratification of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, Press Release November 19, 2003

Canada in the Spotlight at Indian Climate Technology Bazaar and Policy Conference, Press Release November 10, 2003

Foreign Affairs and International Trade: Canada Ratifies United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Press Release November 6, 2003

Engineers Without Borders partners with Aeroplan on Water for the World, Press Release October 30, 2003

Canada Lands Wins First International Phoenix Award, Press Release October 29, 2003

Minister Anderson Welcomes Entry Into Force of Protocol on Persistent Organic Pollutants, October 23, 2003

Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, to the Third Annual Forum of the International Emissions Trading Association, October 23, 2003

Bill C-42, the Antarctic Environmental Protection Act, Receives Royal Assent, Press Release October 22, 2003
“By passing the legislation necessary to allow us to implement the Madrid Protocol, Canada has taken an important step towards preventing environmental degradation in the Antarctic,” said Minister Anderson.

Prime Minister of Canada: Canada and China Sign Bilateral Agreements, Press Release october 22, 2003
"Prime Minister Jean Chrétien today announced that Canada and China had reached 3 new agreements involving 6 specific initiatives. These will enhance greater co-operation on the environment, education, legislative practices, health and agriculture."

Call for public comments: Ten-year Review of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, Press Release October 16, 2003

Joint Statement on the Hydrogen Economy by the United States Department of Energy and Natural Resources Canada, Press Release October 16, 2003

North must be protected, Clarkson and Putin say, Globe and Mail article by Mark MacKinnon, September 24, 2003

Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Canada Makes Progress on Compliance and Conservation at Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), Press Release September 19, 2003

Environment Canada: 4th Regular Session of the Council of the Canada-Chile Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Gatineau, Quebec - October 24, 2003

Canadian and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Environment Ministers Renew MOU on Environmental Collaboration, Press Release September 11, 2003

Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, to the Financing Sustainable Development Conference, September 10, 2003

Dhaliwal to strengthen ties during Russian visit, Press Release September 8, 2003
"Canada and Russia will continue to forge stronger links in the natural resources sector and allied industries as a result of the visit by the Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). He is visiting Moscow and St. Petersburg from September 7 to 11."

Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment to the Canada-China Experience-sharing Symposium on Regional Airshed Planning and Management in Shenzen, China , September 9, 2003

Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Government Response to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans' Report - Custodial Management Outside Canada's 200 Mile Limit, September 2003

Canadian and Chinese Environment Ministers Renew MOU on Environmental Cooperation, Press Release September 2, 2003

Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment at Tsinghua University, Beijing, September 3, 2003

CEC invites public comment on draft document for lead action plan , Press Release August 19, 2003
"A draft decision document to help determine whether lead should be the subject of a North American Regional Action Plan is now available for public comment." The public comment period ends 3 October 2003, at 17:00 EST.

Utah governor picked by Bush to head EPA, Globe and Mail article by John Heilprin, Associated Press, August 12, 2003

Government of Canada Responds to IJC's Recommendations on Great Lakes Water Quality, Press Release August 5, 2003

Foreign Affairs and International Trade: A Concept Paper for Addressing Environmental Considerations in the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Context

Government Of Canada Signs International Carbon Sequestration Agreement, Press Release June 25, 2003

Canada and the United States Launch Air Quality Projects Under the Border Air Quality Strategy, Press Release June 23, 2003

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission: Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management

The Honourable Robert G. Thibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Commends New Salmon Conservation Measures, Press Release June 9, 2003

Legislation Introduced to Ratify the Protocol On Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (The Madrid Protocol), Press Release June 6, 2003

G8 Leaders Pledge Marine Protection, Clean Water, Environment News Service June 3, 2003

G8 Summit in Evian (June 1-3, 2003) - Action Plans:

  • Water
  • Science and Technology for Sustainable Development
  • Marine Environment and Tanker Safety
  • Activists sue U.S. over orcas' status, Globe and Mail article by Martin Mittelstaedt, May 29, 2003

    Speaking Notes for the Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P., Minister of the Environment to the 11th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, April 28, 2003

    Class of 15,000 industrial facilities report 32% more pollution, Press Release April 2003
    "Your local manufacturing, power or disposal facility is likely releasing more toxic chemicals into the environment, says the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)."

    Dhaliwal attends International Energy Agency meeting in Paris, Press Release April 29, 2003

    G8 Environment Minister's Meeting - Paris, April 2003, Communiqué

    April 22 is Earth day 2003 (Earth Day is on April 22 every year)
    For further information, see the Earth Day Network website and the Earth Day Canada website.

    Scientists From Canada, the US and Mexico Provide Guidance To Tackle Smog In North America, Press Release April 1, 2003

    Emissions-trading group set to launch, Globe and Mail article by Kelly Patrick, March 31, 2003

    100 New Commitments Pour in as Water Forum Closes, Press Release March 24, 2003

    Disaster in the desert, National Post Article by Mary Vallis (with files from The Associated Press and news services), March 21, 2003

    Iraqi Environment Defenseless Before Warring Forces, Source:Environment News Service, March 21, 2003

    Senate again rejects Alaska drilling, Globe and Mail article by H. Josef Hebert, March 21, 2003

    PHIX - New technology to treat acidic wastewater has advantages over traditional methods, News item provided by Green Turtle Technologies, March 11, 2003
    "Green Turtle Technologies has developed a new technology to treat acidic wastewater that combats the problems associated with current treatment systems." Read More...
    Click Here to visit the PHIX website.

    World's supply of fresh water shrinking dramatically: report, Source: CBC News, March 5, 2003

    Take the train, please: POLICY IN MOTION, Globe and Mail article by Chris Jones and Robert Taylor

    China's water diversion raises eco-activist alarm, Globe and Mail article by Geoffrey York, February 20, 2003

    Notes for an address by The Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P. Minister of the Environment to the 22nd Session of the United Nations Environment Programme Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum, February 3, 2003

    Strong aims to help China become leader on ecology, Globe and Mail article by Geoffrey York, January 22, 2003
    "Cutting-edge Canadian environmentalist makes Beijing's daunting problems his top priority"

    Lomborg Frenzy Takes Hold in Denmark, Posted by Environment News Service on January 9, 2003
    "Controversy surrounding author Bjorn Lomborg continued to rage in Denmark today following Tuesday's ruling by an official scientific ethics panel that he had "perverted the scientific message" in his 2001 book "The Sceptical Environmentalist"."

    International Joint Commission to Hold Hearings on Water Uses in the Great Lakes Basin, Press Release January 3, 2003
    Dates and locations provided for Public Hearings.

    Canada and the United States Unveil Border Air Quality Strategy, Press Release January 6, 2003

    The year 2003 has been proclaimed as the International Year of Freshwater by the United Nations.
    Click Here to visit the International Year of Freshwater 2003 website.

    World Water Council - Water Action Contest deadline has been extended to January 10, 2003
    "This contest will be conducted to provide various organizations in the world with the opportunity to present their actions/activities at the grassroots level towards the resolution of the world water issues at the 3rd World Water Forum. Participation will be encouraged through the possibility to attend the third World Water Forum to present the action... 50,000 US$ will be awarded to the winner of Grand Prix. The prize must be used by the winner organization to continue the award-winning exercise or similar ones."

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