The Minister of Environment announced that the Government of Canada has invested $2 million to partner with Canadian business in eleven clean technology projects under the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate. The investment leverages matching funds from the private sector.

The Asia-Pacific Partnership is a public-private partnership of seven countries: Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, South Korea and the United States. Together the partners represent more than half of the world's population, in economy and greenhouse gas emissions. Its work is conducted through eight task forces, including five energy intensive sectors (aluminum, buildings and appliances, cement, coal mining and steel) and three energy supply sectors - cleaner fossil energy, renewable energy and distributed generation, and power generation and transmission.

For more information see: http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=714D9AAE-1&news=62D20BAE-EE90-4D91-A46B-84DBCE66A6E5.