Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Environment Canada
Description:The Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP) is a public-private partnership designed to accelerate the development, deployment and diffusion of clean energy technologies to address climate change. Canada joined the APP in October 2007. A voluntary, non-legally binding framework for international cooperation between Australia, Canada, India, Japan, the People’s Republic of China, South Korea, and the United States, the Partnership was first announced on 28 July 2005, at Vientiane and formally launched on 12 January 2006, at the Partnership’s inaugural Ministerial meeting in Sydney. Foreign, Environment and Energy Ministers from partner countries agreed to build on the foundation of existing bilateral and multilateral initiatives to enhance cooperation to address increased energy needs and the associated challenges of air pollution, energy security, and climate change. Ministers agreed to a Charter, Communique and Work Plan that outline "eight public-private task forces to develop sustainable solutions to partner countries shared challenges through bottom-up practical action." The APP has established task forces on: - Cleaner fossil energy - Renewable energy and distribution generation - Power generation and transmission - Steel - Aluminum - Cement - Coal mining - Building and appliances Member countries account for collectively account for more than half of the worlds economy, population, and energy use.

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