Transcript of Prentices' speech at UN Plenary
Canadians of all ages and in all regions share a profound interest in contributing to effective global action on climate change.
A new global agreement should consist of a single, comprehensive undertaking that includes measurable, reportable and verifiable commitments and actions covering the vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions in developed and developing countries.
To be as fair and effective as possible, a new global agreement should support mutual confidence, and encourage countries to assume increased ambition over time.
It needs to speed the development and deployment of clean, low-emitting technology.
And it needs to support enhanced global action to help the poorest and most vulnerable countries.
Achieving such an agreement will require a renewed commitment to work together, a renewed partnership among all nations and governments. It is only through the efforts of all of us that we can protect the most vulnerable among us, including those communities and ecosystems that depend on ice and snow.
Let me conclude by recognizing the United Nations and the Government of Denmark for their tireless efforts and leadership on climate change.