In 2005, Environment and Conservation Minister Tom Osborne released a Climate Change Action Plan for the province. The Climate Change Action Plan contains 40 action items, some of which build on previous initiatives by government, such as energy efficiency in public buildings and support for the Newfoundland and Labrador Conservation Corps, while others will require partnerships with the federal government and other stakeholders.
Minister Osborne said government takes the issue of climate change seriously and is committed to being part of the solution to this global environmental issue. "While our province's contribution towards Canada's greenhouse gases is very small we are still dedicated to taking action on climate change."
Recently Newfoundland and Labrador has also hosted several Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Workshops for local municipalities and has partnered with Memorial University of Newfoundland and Environment Canada, to host a conference on climate change and health impacts.