One of the first announcements out of the Prime Minister
Trudeau's U.S. state visit was a joint statement from the PM and President Obama on
climate, energy and arctic leadership. In the Joint Statement,
the countries agree in broad terms to work together to implement
the Paris Agreement on climate change. The leaders also set out
specific commitments to reduce methane emissions from the oil and
gas sector and to cooperate on clean energy development.
Reducing Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector
Recognizing ongoing cooperative arrangements between Canada and
the U.S., the leaders reaffirm their commitment to work together
"to strengthen North American energy security, phase out
fossil fuel subsidies, accelerate clean energy development to
address climate change and to foster sustainable energy development
and economic growth." Specific commitments include to:
Jointly study, identify and implement options for the
integration of renewables on the countries' interconnected
Align and improve appliance and equipment efficiency standards
by 2020 and expand cooperation on the ENERGY STAR
Strengthen collaboration on clean energy R&D for: reducing
methane emissions; improving electrical grids; accelerating
electrical vehicle development and integration; unconventional oil
and gas; carbon capture, use and storage; and new, cutting-edge
Develop a joint U.S.-Canadian strategy for strengthening the
security and resilience of the North American electricity grid,
including against the
growing threat from cyber-attacks and climate change
The Joint Statement affirms that both countries will continue to
respect and promote the rights of Indigenous peoples in all climate
change decision making and emphasizes the importance of the U.S.
and Canada's cooperation with their NAFTA partner, Mexico, on
climate and energy action. On that point, the PM is expected to announce that Canada
will host President Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto
in June for the Three Amigos Summit. Given the recent NAFTA clean-energy deal, climate change and
clean energy are certain to be on the agenda.
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