OTTAWA—Oceans North applauds the federal government’s new climate plan that recognizes the urgent need for action to address climate change and protect crucial ecosystems that underpin our economic wellbeing.

“Canada’s economic future ultimately depends on our ability to protect and restore nature while adopting innovative new technologies. Today’s announcement demonstrates leadership on addressing climate change while future-proofing our economy,” says Brent Dancey, director of marine climate action at Oceans North.

“The focus on building Canada’s clean industrial advantage will ensure our companies can compete in a low-carbon economy, help achieve our climate goals, and set the stage for Canada to help other countries reduce their emissions. For example, Canada is among a handful of countries in a position to be a global exporter of hydrogen due to our low-carbon electricity grid and abundant water. We are anticipating the release of Canada’s hydrogen strategy later this month.

As Canada moves towards meeting its 2030 emissions targets, we look forward to working with the government to help protect nature and ensure that Canada’s maritime sector plays a significant role in growing the economy while reducing emissions.”

For more information, please contact:

Brent Dancey
Director of Marine Climate Action, Oceans North
bdancey@oceansnorth.ca
(204) 298-6660

Oceans North is a charitable organization that supports marine conservation in partnership with Indigenous and coastal communities, and works to protect the health of the ocean in a changing climate.

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