Leadership on Climate Change: How Québec and States Are Leading on Global Challenges

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Please join Resources for the Future for a conversation between RFF President Phil Sharp and the Premier of Québec, Mr. Philippe Couillard, as they discuss critical environmental and energy issues facing North America.

Elected leader of his party and Premier of Québec in 2014, Premier Philippe Couillard is a neurosurgeon, former cabinet minister, member of Parliament, and respected leader, both in Canada and on the world stage.

Highlighting both the actions of state-level initiatives in addressing climate change—such as the Québec and California linked emissions trading system—as well as their roles on the world stage at COP21 in Paris, Québec has exercised significant leadership in the global community as part of the collective effort to solve the climate crisis.

With a successful carbon market poised to welcome even more new partners, and the role of states and provinces officially recognized by the Paris agreement, Premier Couillard will discuss how the moment to act on climate change, to preserve the next generation and create the economy of the future, has arrived.


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1616 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

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