• Landmark Climate Statement Signed in Ontario
    Landmark Climate Statement Signed in Ontario
    Canadian Provinces Lead the Charge at Climate Summit of the Americas
Friday, 17 July 2015 00:00

Landmark Climate Statement Signed in Ontario

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States, regions and cities signed the first-ever Pan-American action statement on climate change on July 9, 2015.

The Climate Action Statement highlights the urgency of combatting climate change, affirms that state, provincial and municipal governments are leaders in achieving impactful global climate action and acknowledges the need to work together to continue reducing greenhouse gas pollution.

“We now have clear evidence of states, provinces, cities, and businesses leading the way on climate action and achieving strong economic growth at the same time. This Summit has been an incredible demonstration of this bottom-up momentum and should inspire more ambition by all on the road to Paris.”

- Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico and Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne led the signing at the Climate Summit of the Americas. The statement includes commitments to:

·         Support carbon pricing;

·         Ensure public reporting;

·         Take action in key sectors;

·         Meet existing greenhouse gas reduction agreements.

Signatories include representatives of states and regions from across the Americas, including Brazil, Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.

The statement references and builds off recent agreements, including the Compact of Mayors, the world’s largest coalition of city leaders addressing climate change by pledging to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, tracking their progress and preparing for the impacts of climate change.

To view the full Climate Action Statement, visit: http://news.ontario.ca/ene/en/2015/07/climate-action-statement---climate-summit-of-the-americas.html