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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

B(Is)On Voyage !

Millions of bison once ranged across the continent from Alaska to Mexico. They were an important resource for Indigenous peoples and were symbolic of life on the plains. But at the turn of the 20th century, North America’s largest land mammal was on the brink of extinction. Some subspecies, like the wood bison, were thought […]

May 4, 2022

Waterloo Greenway: A Welcoming Rest Stop for Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterfly Migration Spurs Canadian Support for Pollinator Garden at Austin’s Waterloo Greenway Twice a year, hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies make a stunning migratory journey across North America. From breeding grounds in southern Canada and the eastern United States to overwintering sites in central Mexico, the annual cycle is considered the longest and […]

April 19, 2022

Emissions Reduction Plan: On the Road to 2030

Recently, Canada released its Emissions Reduction Plan. It marks a milestone in our nation’s climate history. For the very first time, we laid out a clear path, step by step, to reach our 2030 emissions reduction targets under the Paris Agreement. Doing so now is a message to the world:  climate change won’t go away […]

April 14, 2022

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