Canada recognizes that climate change is a global challenge requiring a global solution. Canada supports an approach to climate change that achieves real environmental and economic benefits for all Canadians.
As a Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Canada views this process as the most effective and inclusive way to achieve measurable and verifiable progress on climate change. For example, through this process, Canada will continue to support the Durban Platform and the establishment of a fair and comprehensive global climate change regime by 2015 that will effectively address global climate change and serve Canadian interests.
In addition, Canada is committed to working with developing countries to help them achieve their greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change. Our international support is comprised of a wide range of programs and initiatives that addresses mitigation, clean energy technology, sustainable forestry, and adaptation to climate change by the world's most vulnerable countries. These initiatives include Canada`s fast-start financing contribution of $1.2 billion for the fiscal years 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/2013 as announced by Minister Kent on December 5, 2011 in Durban.
Canada's implementation of the UNFCCC is also complemented by our participation in key international partnerships, such as: