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EU-Canada cooperation on energy issues

Canada is a net exporter of most energy commodities and is an especially significant producer of conventional and unconventional oil, natural gas, hydroelectricity and renewable energy. Canada is a key, and like-minded, energy partner of the EU.

The EU and Canada enjoy a vibrant strategic energy partnership under the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) and Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Both the EU and Canada seek to improve and diversify energy supplies, promote innovation and increase energy efficiency.

High level energy dialogue

The high-level energy dialogue was established in 2007 and revitalised at the EU-Canada Summit in 2014. It covers key areas for cooperation such as energy security, energy efficiency, renewable energy, nuclear energy, , methane emissions reduction, , cooperation on Ukraine, improved market transparency and stability and finally cooperation in international fora such as the International Renewal Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The most recent energy dialogue took place on 25 June 2021.

25 JUNE 2021
Agenda - Canada-EU High Level Energy Dialogue - June 25 2021
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25 JUNE 2021
Report - Canada-EU High Level Energy Dialogue - June 25 2021
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EU-Canada workshops

Several workshops on different energy-related issues have been organised by the European Commission and Canada in the past years.

Following the 2020 workshop on energy efficiency, the EU and Canada affirmed their wish to continue an exchange on key topics of interest.

A series of 5 “Canada-EU exchange” webinars were carried out in the first half of 2021 to cover selected building policies and programmes, their implementation, best practices and innovative policies across Canada and EU countries.

Under the EU Climate Dialogues Programme, the European Commission is planning a new series of 6 workshops in the second half of 2023 and 2024, focussing on methane emissions reduction. More information on these events and the link to follow the webinars will be added to the list below.

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EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)