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last updated: April 30, 2006

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International Rules on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter to be Strengthened, Press Release March 24, 2006

Ontario Challenges U.S. To Protect Air Quality, Press Release February 17, 2006

Environment Minister Rona Ambrose to Take on Presidency of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Press Release February 16, 2006

Outstanding Practices by Business and Industry in the Water Sector Sought as Nominations for the Stockholm Industry Water Award
Nominations are welcome until 28 February, 2006.

States Announce RGGI Agreement
"On December 20, 2005, seven (US) states announced an agreement to implement the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, as outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the Governors of the participating states."

New Protections for the Great Lakes Follows a Long Hard Negotiation, Press Release December 13, 2005

Foreign Affairs Canada: Statement on Climate Change in the Arctic Region, Press Release December 13, 2005

The Montreal Action Plan - Speaking notes for the Honourable Stephane Dion, President, UN Climate Change Conference, December 10, 2005

Government of Canada Hails Agreement on Montreal Action Plan at UN Climate Change Conference, Press Release December 10, 2005

Canada Joins Arctic Nations in Statement on Climate Change in the Arctic, Press Release December 9, 2005

Canada-Mexico Sign Joint Statement on Climate Change Cooperation During The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Canada, Press Release December 8, 2005

Canada and Indonesia sign Letter of Intent on Clean Development Mechanism Initiatives, Press Release December 8, 2005

Environment Canada: Canada and India Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Clean Development Mechanism Initiatives, Press Release December 8, 2005

Environment Canada: Canada and Ukraine Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Clean Development Mechanism Initiatives, Press Release December 8, 2005

Canada and Morocco sign Memorandum of Understanding on Clean Development Mechanism Initiatives, Press Release December 8, 2005

Environment Canada: Canada and the Republic of Korea Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Clean Development Mechanism Initiatives, Press Release December 7, 2005

Speech by the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of the Environment, for Opening of Joint High-level Segment, United Nations Climate Change Conference, Montreal, Quebec, December 7, 2005

Address by Prime Minister Paul Martin at the UN Conference on Climate Change, December 7, 2005

Opening Remarks for the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of the Environment, on the Occassion of the Opening Ceremony, Arctic Day Parallel Event, United Nations Climate Change Conference, December 6, 2005

Notes for an Address by the Honourable Pierre Pettigrew, Minister of Foreign Affairs, at Carbon Finance Day - United Nations Climate Change Conference, December 5, 2005

Conservation plans unveiled for six wildlife species, Press Release November 30, 2005

Speaking Notes for the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of the Environment, at the Opening Ceremonies of the Eleventh Conference of the Parties (CoP 11) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, November 28, 2005

Climate Change: Montréal 2005 - The United Nations Climate Change Conference - Official Website

Minister Dion to visit Spain to talk climate change, Press Release November 8, 2005

Minister Dion to visit China before Montréal 2005, Press Release November 7, 2005

The Honourable Geoff Regan, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Appoints Commissioners to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, Press Release November 7, 2005

Environment Canada: Government of Canada Responds to International Joint Commission's Recommendations on Great Lakes Water Quality, Press Release October 21, 2005

Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Canada and Portugal Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Fisheries Co-operation - Bilateral Committee Created to Oversee Implementation, Press Release October 12, 2005

Dutch Canadian Conference on Climate Change 2005, Press Release October 4, 2005

Grantham Prize to Honor Journalism Excellence in Reporting on the Environment, Press Release September 30, 2005

Environment Ministers Hold Preparatory Meeting before the 2005 UN Climate Change Conference in Montreal, Press Release September 24, 2005

Milestone achieved in Oceans Observation, Press Release September 18, 2005

The Honourable Geoff Regan, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, in Indonesia to Co-host Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Oceans Ministers' Meeting and Forward International Fisheries and Oceans Governance Agenda, Press Release September 8, 2005

Canada and India strengthen environmental cooperation, Press Release September 7, 2005

Canada and China discuss the future of global climate change action, Press Release August 30, 2005

Foreign Affairs Canada: Joint Canada-United States Declaration on the Devils Lake Diversion Project, Press Release August 5, 2005

Natural Resources Canada: North American Solar Challenge 2005 - Competitors Cross the Finish Line in Calgary, Press Release July 27, 2005

Undersea Data: Canada and Denmark Agree on Joint Survey, Press Release July 14, 2005

Hundreds of wildlife enforcement officers from across North America gather in Penticton, Press Release July 10, 2005

Significant Increase In Waterfowl Populations This Spring, Press Release July 4, 2005
"Canadian and U.S. wildlife officials are reporting significant increases in waterfowl populations throughout the southern Prairies this spring, primarily due to improved wetland habitat conditions."

EDC issues first Corporate Social Responsibility report and third Chief Environmental Advisor's report, Press Release June 23, 2005

International Trade Canada: Opportunities Abound in Mexico's Environmental Sector, Press Release June 21, 2005

Make Cleaner Air a Cross-Border Priority: McGuinty, Press Release June 20, 2005
"Premier Dalton McGuinty is urging his colleagues on both sides of the border to join Ontario in cleaning up the air we share."

IAIA Regional Award given to CEC, Press Release June 20, 2005

Transport Canada Proposes Requirements for Ships to Exchange Their Ballast Water Outside Canadian Waters, Press Release June 13, 2005

Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Joint International Detection and Enforcement Operation Stems Illegal Fishing in North Pacific, Press Release June 8, 2005

New book and map identify 28 marine priority conservation areas, Press Release June 7, 2005

Foreign Affairs Canada: Sheila Watt-Cloutier Wins Environmental Awards, May 2005

Focus Groups Provide Insight into the Views of Canadians and Europeans on the Global Overfishing Problem, Press Release May 4, 2005

Ministerial Declaration Signals Political Commitment to change Direction of High Seas Fisheries Governance, Press Release May 2, 2005

Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Canada Invests $20 Million to Fight Overfishing and Improve International Fisheries Governance, Press Release April 29, 2005

Fisheries Minister Regan to Open International Conference on the Governance of High Seas Fisheries and the United Nations Fish Agreement, Press Release April 20, 2005

Canada-U.S. Coalition Urges IJC Review Of Devils Lake Project, Press Release April 6, 2005

Doer Thanks Minnesota Governor for Support on Devils Lake Fight, Press Release April 5, 2005

Minister Dion to Attend Global Environment Ministerial Meetings in United Kingdom, Press Release March 16, 2005

Canada Joins International Climate Change Partnerships, Press Release March 16, 2005
"Canada has joined both the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and the Methane to Markets Partnership at the G8 Energy and Environment Ministerial Roundtable."

Illegal, Unreported And Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and International Fisheries Governance Key Topics at International Meetings, Press Release March 11, 2005

Environmental Groups call on Paul Martin to act to halt toxic CSL ship dumping in India, Press Release March 10, 2005

Solar-powered cars to race from U.S. to Canada, Press Release March 7, 2005

Government Launches Two New Web Sites on Global Overfishing, Press Release February 18, 2005

Canadian International Development Agency: Entry Into Force of Kyoto Protocol, Press Release February 16, 2005

Country Statement by Dr. Marc Garneau, President, Canadian Space Agency - Third Earth Observation Summit, Brussels, Belgium, February 16, 2005

Canada to Host Next Major International Meeting Setting Global Course on Climate Change Beyond Kyoto, Press Release February 16, 2005

2004 Report from the Canada-Chile Commission for Environmental Cooperation available February 2005

International Energy Agency Endorses Canadian Policy, Press Release January 28, 2005

Office of the Prime Minister: Canada-China Statement on Energy Cooperation in the 21st Century, Press Release January 20, 2005

First look at air pollution from over 1,000 fossil-fuel power plants in North America, Press Release January 11, 2005

Public Consultation for the Review of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
The Governments of Canada and the United States invite your participation in developing a “process� to review the Canada - United States Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA). Voice your suggestions for defining both your role and that of members of the Great Lakes community in the review of this vital agreement. Deadline: March 8, 2005.

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