Thursday, July 9, 2015

2015 Climate Summit of the Americas kicks of in Toronto, Canada

On July 8th Ontario officially opened the Climate Summit of the Americas and welcomed more than 300 delegates from 20 states and regions who came to Toronto to work towards commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and discuss opportunities to invest in a global low carbon economy. States and regions attending the summit have a combined GDP of $6.6 trillion, what, for example, exceeds combined GDP of UK and France
Ontario, Quebec and California  took another step towards expanding North America's largest carbon market. The three jurisdictions are exploring opportunities for creating a linked cap and trade program to limit greenhouse gas pollution and forge a strong, prosperous low-carbon future for North America. Prominent keynote speakers at the summit include:  Al Gore, former U.S. vice-president and Nobel laureate, Jerry Brown, Governor of California, Felipe Calder√≥n, chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec, Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario. Read more at http://www.cbc.ca/