Connect2Canada Logo

Tag: Energy & Environment

Latest Posts

Joint Statement from the Ambassador of Canada to the United States, Kirsten Hillman, and the Ambassador of the United States to Canada, David L. Cohen, on the Elk-Kootenay watershed

In furtherance of the Joint Statement issued by Prime Minister Trudeau and President Biden on March 24, 2023, Canada and the United States have reached an understanding on next steps to further bilateral cooperation to reduce and mitigate the impacts of water pollution in the Elk-Kootenay watershed. Our two countries are committed to a collaborative, […]

March 11, 2024

2023 Canada-U.S. Energy & Environment Milestones

1:  Prime Minister Trudeau & President Biden met in Ottawa and committed to strengthening the United States-Canada Partnership. The leaders agreed to inter alia: update the Joint Action Plan on Critical Minerals Collaboration; protect and restore the Great Lakes ecosystem; coordinate efforts to develop secure and reliable nuclear fuel supply chains; support greater access to […]

December 29, 2023

The Buzz About Our Bees

  Tucked away on rooftops and amongst government gardens are buzzing beehives scattered across Washington, D.C. Though this might sound like an odd place to house the pollinators, it’s part of a national strategy launched by former President Barack Obama to protect and promote bees, which started in 2014 as a solution to the decreasing […]

August 1, 2023

Growing Diplomacy – Embassy Rooftop Garden Joins the U.S. Department of Agriculture People’s Garden Initiative

Gardens are a great opportunity to bring communities together both locally and internationally. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) People’s Garden aims to connect people living in the United States to those living all around the world who are collaborating on gardening projects in their own communities. People’s Gardens can take many different forms, including […]

April 27, 2023

COPs for the planet, and humanity, in 2022

Multiple Conferences of the Parties, known as COPs, took place in 2022, with some good news for the planet, its critters, humanity, and Canada as well. The first COP of 2022, COP27 Climate Change Conference, took the world to Egypt. While COP26, held in 2021 in Glasgow, was convened to increase countries’ climate ambition, the focus […]

December 28, 2022

20 Facts About the Canada-U.S. Energy Relationship

One of the longest and strongest relationships between Canada and the U.S. is in the energy sector. Every year billions of dollars in energy trade crosses our shared border, creating jobs and ensuring a secure, affordable and sustainable energy future. Take a look at the 20 facts below for more information on how we work […]

October 27, 2022

World Green Building Week 2022

When you think about fighting climate change, “buildings” might not be top of mind, but did you know that our building sector is the third-largest source of emissions in Canada? According to the World Green Building Council, the global built environment is responsible for almost 40% of global energy-related carbon emissions. Since we’re aiming to […]

September 13, 2022

The [Not-So-Secret] Life of Embassy Bees

Back in 2020, the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. partnered with Alvéole, a Montreal based social beekeeping company, to install two beehives on the roof of the Embassy. Since then, thousands of bees have been pollinating the surrounding urban flora and producing delicious honey for our staff to enjoy. Founded in 2013, Alvéole fosters […]

May 26, 2022

Old Friendships in a New Era

Canada and the United States share the longest international border in the world, home to millions of people and species of wildlife. From establishing the Convention for the Protection of Migratory Birds and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement to signing the Air Quality Agreement, we have a long history of working together to protect […]

May 26, 2022

Celebrating World Bee Day in Chicago

A few weeks ago, Alvéole, the urban beekeeping  company, in partnership with Prudential Plaza, where the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago is located, presented its beekeeping work in Chicago. The Quebec-based company takes care of more than 5.8 million bees all around the city, and its urban beekeeping service includes the installation and regular […]

May 20, 2022

Join the Network

Stay friends with Canada. Sign up to receive news and updates from Connect2Canada via email.