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Showcasing Alberta’s climate leadership in NYC

Environment Minister Shannon Phillips will join global leaders in New York to discuss the role of local governments in addressing climate change.

Minister Phillips is representing Alberta at Climate Week NYC 2017, an annual summit that brings together international leaders from business, government and civil society. The event runs from Sept. 18-24. Minister Phillips will attend the conference Sept. 19-20.

“Alberta has a lot to be proud of when it comes to taking action on climate change. As our province lowers emissions, creates jobs and diversifies the economy, it is crucial we learn from other jurisdictions about new ways to make life better for Albertans.”

Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office

While in New York, the Alberta delegation will meet representatives from federal, provincial, state and local governments and key stakeholders from the investment and climate communities. They will also participate in sessions and events.

Many of these meetings will discuss how local governments can contribute to global efforts to address climate change and how investments in innovation and clean energy can bolster economic opportunity.

The estimated cost of the trip for Minister Phillips, one political staff and two department staff is approximately $15,000.

Itinerary*

Date

Event

Tuesday, Sept. 19

  • Travel to New York
  • Deliver remarks at the Sustainable Investment Forum’s session on “Reducing Risk and Maximizing Returns”
  • Attend Velocity event:Climate Week NYC reception, US Climate Impact debate Meet with representatives from Washington state
  • Intergovernmental meetings
  • Dinner with Governor of California and the UN Foundation

Wednesday, Sept. 20

  • Meeting with The Climate Group
  • Deliver remarks on Energy Transition Platform at States and Regions meeting
  • Meeting with Chair, NY Energy Forum Advisory Board
  • Meeting with Senior Research Scholar at Center on Global Energy Policy
  • Deliver plenary remarks at Carbon Forum North America 2017
  • Meeting with IETA members

Thursday, Sept. 21

  • Travel to Calgary

*Subject to change


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