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Government makes significant progress as the plan continues to evolve
November 27, 2020
TORONTO — Today, Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan.
“Thanks in large part to the strength of our relationships with community organizations, industry and other partners, we have made considerable progress on commitments outlined in our Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. We have taken deliberate steps to protect our air, land and water and reduce litter and waste, while lowering greenhouse gas emissions and helping communities prepare for climate change. Our accomplishments include:
Our Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan is a living document that enables us to modify our plans as new challenges arise, such as COVID-19, and as new data and innovative technologies emerge, like low-carbon hydrogen.
We know there is still a lot more work that needs to be done before we can achieve our goals. That is why we will continue to evolve our plan in a way that leverages new opportunities and works for our diverse communities, including rural, Northern and Indigenous communities.
Our priorities moving forward include:
We will continue to engage and consult with the public, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and other levels of government on the evolution of the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan to ensure we continue to build upon our progress.
Economic recovery and environmental protection continue to remain priorities for all Ontarians – that is why we are proud of our achievements, especially during these unprecedented and challenging times. Our government looks forward to continuing to make progress to support a healthy economy and a healthy environment.
To learn more about the government’s progress and next steps to protect the environment and address climate change, I encourage you to visit ontario.ca.”
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