The Economy and the Environment Go Hand-in-Hand

Minister Catherine McKenna


Environment and Climate Change Canada

Catherine McKenna was appointed Minister of Environment and Climate Change in late 2015. She helped negotiate the Paris Agreement and secured Canada’s first plan with provinces, territories and Indigenous peoples to address climate change and grow a clean economy. Before entering politics, she practiced competition and international trade law with leading firms in Canada and Indonesia. She co-founded Level Justice, a charity aimed at increasing access to justice for marginalized communities worldwide. She served as Executive Director of the Banff Forum and taught at the Munk School of Global Affairs.
Environment and Climate Change Canada addresses a wide range of environmental issues through various actions including the implementation of the Pan-Canadian Framework on clean growth and climate change; engaging with its strategic partners including provinces, territories and Indigenous peoples; monitoring; science-based research; policy and regulatory development; and, through the enforcement of environmental laws.

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