The FNQLSDI held a workshop on First Nations involvement in the development of the Canadian framework for clean energy growth and fight against climate change on September 21, 2016.
The purpose of this workshop was to promote the active involvement of the First Nations in Quebec in the development of the Canadian framework for clean energy growth and fight against climate change, so that the framework is well-suited to their realities.
The meeting included a short presentation on the Canadian framework development by Environment and Climate Change Canada followed by roundtable discussions with First Nations experts on their experiences, the work already done and ideas on measures that Canada should be taking to ensure clean energy growth and fight against climate change.
More precisely, participants have expressed their views on measures that the federal government should be taking to:
- Adapt to climate change impacts and support affected Indigenous communities;
- Stimulate the economy and job creation while reducing greenhouse gas emissions;
- Promote innovation and new technologies as part of greenhouse gas emissions reduction measures;
- Take into account the priorities of the Indigenous communities in Quebec in relation to investments that should be made toward green infrastructures and the development of renewable energies and clean technologies.
- Minutes of the workshop
- Marie-Christine Tremblay (Environment and Climate Change Canada) presentation on Canada’s approach to fight against climate change
- Josée Michaud (MDDELCC) presentation on Quebec’s climate change actions (in French only)
- FNQLSDI presentation on Findings and conclusions among First Nations
- Workshop agenda