Canada and China agree to work together to advance climate action and clean growth
Government News Release December 12, 2017
Yesterday, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, concluded a successful eight-day visit to Beijing and Shanghai, China. Minister McKenna accompanied Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his bilateral mission during which he met with the President of China, Xi Jinping, the Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Li Keqiang, and others to discuss opportunities for China and Canada to deepen collaboration on climate change and clean growth.
Continuing to Shanghai, the Minister visited the Shanghai Energy and Environment Exchange to be briefed on its trading platform, carbon planning and carbon asset management. She also met with the 16 Canadian cleantech businesses who were on Environment and Climate Change Canada’s trade mission to develop stronger connections with Chinese companies on clean solutions for clean air, clean water, clean soil and clean energy. The companies explored partnership opportunities with more than 400 Chinese businesses and decision makers in Shanghai, Nanjing and Beijing.
As of 2019, there has been several clean tech trade missions over the past few years. A full list can be found here on the website of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.