France and Canada share the same commitment to action for the climate and transition to a low-carbon economy and have taken significant action on a national scale to limit climate change.
Our two countries have therefore decided to collaborate to promote the rapid implementation of the Paris Agreement and to provide a coordinated response to the challenge of climate change.
The France-Canada Climate and Environment Partnership signed on 16 April 2018 by Mr Nicolas Hulot, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, and Ms Catherine McKenna, Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will enable France and Canada to:
- work together within international bodies to reduce emissions from international transport;
- organize a Euro-Canadian conference on carbon pricing;
- coordinate their development policies from an environment perspective;
- support green finance;
- promote sustainable development issues in trade policies within the WTO and the OECD.
This bilateral partnership also meets a second aspect of the French government’s action plan published on 25 October 2017 following up on the expert report led by Ms Katheline Schubert on the CETA.