@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:
French transcript available . @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 @GlobalCompactCA Q3. Our #SDGs Survey showed #ClimateAction as priority 4 #Canadian #business. What does success look like to you? @ec_minister #ClimateGC @ec_minister A4. Electric cars are part of solution & better EV infra needed. BTW- great video! #ClimateGC #COP21 @EricLeclair_ @ec_minister A5. Every country incl Canada needs to do its fair share. 195 countries agreed in Paris. #ClimateGC #COP21 @YFNWG_Ott @TerryCormierGP Q7. #ClimateGC @ec_minister what are plans for retrofitting existing buildings. and changing building codes. #passiveheating is possible. @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 @ec_minister A8. Public engagement in all forms is impt to me. #InThisTogether #ClimateGC #COP21 @saskboy @TSob88 Q9. . @ec_minister #ClimateGC has the government considered ending fossil fuel subsidies and using that money for green tech R&D? #cdnpoli @ec_minister A9. We are committed to ending FF subsidies & investing in #greentech. #ClimateGC #COP21 @ec_minister A10. Every yr will meet w Mins at #COP & every 5 yrs, more ambitious commitments. @KevCooper27 #ClimateGC #COP21 @S_tellle Q11. Hello @ministre_ec, Is the Energy East Pipeline Project compatible with the Paris agreement? #COP21 #ClimatGC @ec_minister A11. Every project must go through a rigorous environmental assessment and have the trust of Canadians #ClimatGC #COP21 @S_tellle @ec_minister A12. Countries - improved 5-yr target, aid to vulnerable ones. Paris message – markets are part of solution #ClimatGC #COP21 @GlobalCompactCA @MarkMeisner Q13. Will you be developing an awareness strategy or a national communication plan regarding #climatechange? #ClimateGC @ministre_ec A13. Absolutely! I am working on it now, as everyone’s participation is essential #ClimatGC #COP21 @MarkMeisner @EngineersCanada Q14. . @ministre_ec How will the governme nt include climate resilience and climate impact analysis in public contracts? #ClimatGC @ministre_ec A14. Important issue to discuss w/ provs, terrs + municipalities. Financial institutions already doing it. #ClimateGC #COP21 @EngineersCanada @PEYAlliance Q15. . @ec_minister How will the Canadian government include youth in decisions regarding #ChangementClimatique #ClimatGC @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? @ministre_ec A16. Thanks for your support! Work has already begun to establish an action plan with the provinces and territories. #ClimateGC #COP21 @JamesGIS @RickConseil Q18. . @ministre_ec Will problems related to oil sands be addressed in the initiatives to be developed? #ClimatGC #COP21
@ministre_ec A18. Important issue #AB has already taken steps in the right direction – we are working with them #ClimateGC #COP21 @RickConseil