" "limate change is a global problem thatrequires a global solution. Action toreduce greenhouse gas emissions mustbe taken at the international, continentaland domestic levels while helping to create a greeneconomy that is both environmentally sustainable, andeconomically sound. Through domestic, continentaland international policies, regulations, and actions,Canada is working to inspire sustainable greeneconomic development at home and abroad. The UNFCCC meetings in Copenhagen last December,which culminated in the Copenhagen Accord, were areal turning point for an international climate changepolicy. Shortly afterwards, Canada inscribed in theCopenhagen Accord our 2020 economy-wide target ofa 17 per cent reduction in greenhouse gases from2005 levels, a target which reflects the importance ofaligning with the United States. By finding common ground and working together, theCopenhagen Accord will provide support for globalmitigation and adaptation efforts and internationalreporting and review. Most importantly, the Accordincludes emissions reduction commitments from allmajor emitters and has the support of the UnitedStates. This reflects Canada's long-standing positionthat real progress on climate change requires a globalagreement that includes all major emitters. Canada is also committed to playing a constructive roleat international climate change forums and has beenan active participant under the United NationsFramework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),as well as the Petersburg climate talks in Bonn,Germany, earlier this year and the Major EconomiesForum on Energy and Climate.CANADA'S ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE012G8 MEMBER COUNTRIESCRT HON JIM PRENTICE, MINISTER OF THE ENVIRONMENT, CANADA CANADA CONTINUES TOSUPPORT THE G8 PARTNERS'GOAL OF REDUCING GLOBALEMISSIONS BY ATLEAST 50 PERCENT BY 2050These meetings are helping to pave the road to the nextmajor United Nations climate conference in Cancun,Mexico, this December by providing the groundwork forthe United Nations climate negotiations, with the aimto reinvigorate the discussion and develop a ministerialagreement on implementing the Copenhagen Accordin key strategic areas such as mitigation, adaptation,technology, financing, and reducing emissions from deforestation.Our country is committed to not only workingconstructively this year to implement the CopenhagenAccord, but also to build on the momentum of theAccord and strive to complete the negotiations underthe UNFCCC for an effective, comprehensive, andlegally binding post-2012 agreement. As a respectedand fully-engaged member of the internationalcommunity, Canada is not alone in facing this great challenge.Canada's implementation of the Copenhagen Accord iscomplemented by our participation in key internationalclean technology partnerships, such as the Asia PacificPartnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP),the Clean Energy Dialogue and the Methane-to-Markets Partnership. Under the APP alone, we have invested over C$11million in 28 new clean technology projects in 2009, which leveraged C$77 million in private sector investment. These projects, including the design of green buildingsfor communities, research in solar and wind power,and the recovery of gas from landfills, demonstrateCanada's commitment to help accelerate thedevelopment and deployment of clean technologies in?
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