Coal to be a topic at Global Climate Action Summit

 

Thermal coal from Genesee Mine, located west of Edmonton and operated by Westmoreland Coal Company. Coal Association of Canada

Coal-fired electricity will be on the hit list of the at the Global Climate Action Summit next year.

Environment and Climate Change Canada issued the following statement today:

Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of 15 U.S. Governors, stand together in a strong commitment to combat climate change and support clean growth across North America. We recognize that a global climate challenge demands working together.

We agreed today to strengthen our climate initiatives through a new North American Climate Leadership Dialogue. We will share progress on these goals at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit to be hosted by California this September.

Leaders decided that the Dialogue will address topics including clean transportation and zero-emission vehicles, vehicle efficiency, clean technology, supporting clean power while reducing reliance on coal-fired electricity, carbon pricing initiatives, and reducing short-lived climate pollutants.