Environment of Canada

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The environment is the subject of ministries AT the federal and provincial level in Canada, with the current highest environmental government official being the national Minister of the Environment Catherine McKenna. Canada's large land mass and coastline make it very susceptible to any climate changes, so any contemporary changes of climate in the country are of national concern. Of the factors caused by human intervention that can affect this environment, activities that sustain the economy of Canada such as oil and gas extraction, mining, forestry and fishing are influential. In 2011 United Nations said Canada's environment was the best in the world

Several governmental programs have been created to mitigate 20th and 21st century climate change, such as the One-Tonne Challenge. In late 2005 Canada hosted the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Montreal, Quebec.

Hundreds of environmental organizations have been founded in Canada.

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