@ec_minister tweet chat

Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, returned from the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference in Paris where a historic climate agreement was reached, and answered your questions via a tweet chat on Twitter.

Topic: Canada’s climate change priorities

Date: December 16, 2015

Time: 1 p.m. EST

Host: The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Handle: @ec_minister

Hashtag: #ClimateGC

Tweet chat terms of use

  1. Please read the Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Terms of Use.
  2. During the Twitter chat, the Minster will only answer questions about the stated topic.
  3. Replies will be posted in the same language as the original tweet. Tweets will not be duplicated in the other official language.
  4. Questions will be answered only during the time period allowed for the Twitter chat.
  5. Depending on the volume of tweets received, ECCC may not be able to respond to all tweets.

A French transcript available.

user icon@ABClimateDialog
Q1. Will you be innovative in how you get Canadians to help you shape policy? What kinds of public involvement are you planning? #ClimateGC
user icon@ec_minister
A1. Yes! Twitter chat is one eg. Cdns need to be part of the discussion & solution. #ClimateGC #COP21 @ABClimateDialog
user icon@MarkHeyck
Q2. .@ec_minister How will GoC support local govt's efforts to fight #climatechange? Many #CDNMuni are leaders, but lack resources. #ClimateGC
user icon@ec_minister
A2. Agree #CDMMuni are key. Will work w you & thru @FCM_online. Also green infra. #ClimateGC #COP21 @MarkHeyck
user icon@GlobalCompactCA
Q3. Our #SDGs Survey showed #ClimateAction as priority 4 #Canadian #business. What does success look like to you? @ec_minister #ClimateGC
user icon@ec_minister
A3. Biz was part of #COP21 del. Working together to reduce emissions & grow economy. #ClimateGC #SDGs @GlobalCompactCA
user icon@EricLeclair_
Q4. .@ec_minister My kids (and their friends) often ask me: Dad, why are there still gas cars on the road? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqGA_OzjsOg … #ClimateGC
user icon@ec_minister
A4. Electric cars are part of solution & better EV infra needed. BTW- great video! #ClimateGC #COP21 @EricLeclair_
user icon@YFNWG_Ott
Q5. .@environmentca @ec_minister #ClimateGC what real discernable impact will Canada's emissions reductions have on global temperature?
user icon@ec_minister
A5. Every country incl Canada needs to do its fair share. 195 countries agreed in Paris. #ClimateGC #COP21 @YFNWG_Ott
user icon@Eric_Doherty
Q6. Dear @ec_minister, how & when will Enviro. Assessments be re-vamped to meet 1.5c #ParisAgreement commitments? @environmentca #ClimateGC
user icon@ec_minister
A6. GHG emissions need to be considered. #ClimateGC #COP21 @Eric_Doherty
user icon@TerryCormierGP
Q7. #ClimateGC @ec_minister what are plans for retrofitting existing buildings. and changing building codes. #passiveheating is possible.
user icon@ec_minister
A7. Emissions from buildings are significant & growing = must tackle. #ClimateGC #COP21 @TerryCormierGP
user icon@saskboy
Q8. .@ec_minister I'm glad you made an effort to engage with the #COP21Can video idea. Will do you more video requests & chats? #ClimateGC
user icon@ec_minister
A8. Public engagement in all forms is impt to me. #InThisTogether #ClimateGC #COP21 @saskboy
user icon@TSob88
Q9. .@ec_minister #ClimateGC has the government considered ending fossil fuel subsidies and using that money for green tech R&D? #cdnpoli
user icon@ec_minister
A9. We are committed to ending FF subsidies & investing in #greentech. #ClimateGC #COP21
user icon@KevCooper27
Q10. During #COP21 there was strong momentum around the world to reach an ambitious agreement @ec_minister How can we keep this going? #ClimateGC
user icon@ec_minister
A10. Every yr will meet w Mins at #COP & every 5 yrs, more ambitious commitments. @KevCooper27 #ClimateGC #COP21
user icon@S_tellle
Q11. Hello @ministre_ec, Is the Energy East Pipeline Project compatible with the Paris agreement? #COP21 #ClimatGC
user icon@ec_minister
A11. Every project must go through a rigorous environmental assessment and have the trust of Canadians #ClimatGC #COP21 @S_tellle
user icon@GlobalCompactCA
Q12. What are the highlights from #COP21? How will you motivate the #canadien private sector? @ec_minister #ClimateGC
user icon@ec_minister
A12. Countries - improved 5-yr target, aid to vulnerable ones. Paris message – markets are part of solution #ClimatGC #COP21 @GlobalCompactCA
user icon@MarkMeisner
Q13. Will you be developing an awareness strategy or a national communication plan regarding #climatechange? #ClimateGC
user icon@ministre_ec
A13. Absolutely! I am working on it now, as everyone’s participation is essential #ClimatGC #COP21 @MarkMeisner
user icon@EngineersCanada
Q14. .@ministre_ec How will the governme nt include climate resilience and climate impact analysis in public contracts? #ClimatGC
user icon@ministre_ec
A14. Important issue to discuss w/ provs, terrs + municipalities. Financial institutions already doing it. #ClimateGC #COP21 @EngineersCanada
user icon@PEYAlliance
Q15. .@ec_minister How will the Canadian government include youth in decisions regarding #ChangementClimatique #ClimatGC
user icon@ministre_ec
A15. Participation of youth is essential. Many were with me in Paris. #ClimatGC #COP21 @PEYAlliance
user icon@JamesGIS
Q16. .@ministre_ec Bravo for Paris. You made us proud! #ClimatGC At what pace will we plan #COP21 (2020) 1.5C close to 2025?
user icon@ministre_ec
A16. Thanks for your support! Work has already begun to establish an action plan with the provinces and territories. #ClimateGC #COP21 @JamesGIS
user icon@HugoBeltrami
Q17. .@ministre_ec Will you begin a program to adapt to climate change here at home?
user icon@ministre_ec
A17. We already feel the impact in Canada. Adaptation is an important priority. #ClimatGC #COP21 @HugoBeltrami
user icon@RickConseil
Q18. .@ministre_ec Will problems related to oil sands be addressed in the initiatives to be developed? #ClimatGC #COP21
user icon@ministre_ec
A18. Important issue #AB has already taken steps in the right direction – we are working with them #ClimateGC #COP21 @RickConseil
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