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Alberta Updates World on Climate Leadership Plan

Alberta’s actions on climate change will be profiled at a mission in Marrakech, Morocco, led by Environment Minister Shannon Phillips.  

Minister Phillips, joined by Blood Tribe Chief Charles Weaselhead, will represent Alberta at the Conference of the Parties (COP22) United Nations Framework on Climate Change Nov.10-17.

“Alberta’s participation at COP22 shows the world what is possible from an energy-producing jurisdiction. Our Climate Leadership Plan protects the environment and Albertans’ health while also diversifying the economy and creating jobs. We look forward to showcasing our progress on an international stage and continuing to share with, and learn from, others.”

Shannon Phillips, Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office

 

“We have a responsibility to stay informed about climate change and to work collectively to safeguard and protect the environment for the generations to come and for the well-being of the Earth.”

Chief Charles Weaselhead, Blood Tribe

 

chief-charles-weaselheadThe team will showcase the steps the province has taken to carry out the Climate Leadership Plan, share perspectives with representatives from governments and businesses, create international partners in innovation, technology and program implementation, and show that Alberta can be both an energy producer and a world leader on climate action.

Alberta has recently begun a process of engagement with First Nations and Metis organizations on the joint development of Indigenous Climate Leadership initiatives.

The estimated international mission cost for Minister Phillips, Chief Weaselhead, one political staff and two department staff is approximately $32,000.

Itinerary*

Date

Event

Thursday, Nov. 10 and Friday, Nov. 11
  • Travel to Marrakech
Saturday, Nov. 12
  • Attend COP22 events and Regions Adaptive Meeting
Sunday, Nov. 13
  • Participate in Roundtable with International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Attend the Climate Group’s States and Regions Alliance General Assembly
  • Meet with David Heurtel, Quebec’s Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change (Bilateral meeting)
  • Network at reception for States and Regions Alliance members
  • Attend EP100 Reception – Scaling the Clean Economy: Unlocking Energy Productivity
Monday, Nov. 14
  • Meet with Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (World Bank)
  • Meet with Center for Energy and Climate Solutions
  • Meet with Washington State representatives
  • Attend Low Emissions Solutions
Tuesday, Nov. 15
  • Meet with Environmental Defense Fund
  • Attend the Energy Transition Panel
  • Attend Subnational Governments and Indigenous Peoples: Successful Stories of Climate Adaptation
Wednesday, Nov. 16
  • Participate in Working Together: The Contributions of Indigenous Communities in Canada’s Climate Action
  • Participate on panel: International Institute for Sustainable Development, International Emissions Trading Association and UN Environment Programme Event: Showcasing Provincial Climate Leadership*
Thursday, Nov. 17
  • Travel to Edmonton

*Subject to change

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