Premier Notley to Promote Climate Leadership and Economic Diversification in Washington, D.C.


Environmental responsibility and diversification across sectors will be at the forefront of discussions when Premier Notley travels to the U.S. capital from April 27 to 29.

While on the ground, Premier Notley will draw attention to Alberta’s progress on the Climate Leadership Plan and how it will create opportunities to advance clean technologies and renewables for global markets. She will also address the measures government has taken to support the economy through the economic downturn.

“Alberta is now at the forefront in the fight against climate change. The forward-looking steps we are taking through our Climate Leadership Plan will diversify our economy, improve energy efficiency and advance new green technologies. I am looking forward to taking this important message to Washington D.C. to showcase our plan and how it helps secure Alberta’s place as an attractive place to invest and do business.”

Premier Rachel Notley

While in Washington, Premier Notley will promote Alberta as a responsible energy producer and a dynamic partner in innovation and value-added products. She will also deliver the Enders Memorial Lecture at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

The premier will meet with U.S. government officials, elected representatives and public policy think tanks.

The estimated cost for Premier Notley, three political staff, one departmental staff and two protection unit members is $32,000.

**Itinerary for Premier Rachel Notley**

Date

Event

Wednesday, April 27 Depart Edmonton
Thursday, April 28 Meet with White House Council on Environment Quality
Meet with United States Senate Committee member on Energy and Natural Resources
Meet with David MacNaughton, Canadian Ambassador to the U.S.
Meet with climate change and energy policy representatives and stakeholders
Meet with the Centre for American Progress
Deliver Thomas O. Enders Memorial Lecture at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Friday, April 29 Meet with Cambridge Energy Research Associates
Depart Washington, D.C.

**NOTE: Itinerary has been updated and is subject to change