SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2015: Under the supervision of the Public Affairs Director, the intern will be asked to help and support the organization of activities related to the priorities established by the Québec Government Office in Boston.
Québec, May 7, 2015 – Back from a mission to the Western United States and Mexico, the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, David Heurtel, proudly observed great interest in Québec’s climate change initiatives– especially the carbon market, which was set up with California as part of the Western Climate Initiative (WCI).
Spring has finally arrived and with warmer temperatures came a flurry of announcements and events showcasing Québec’s international actions related to climate change, clean energy, and the development of Québec’s northern region.
On April 13, 2015, the Government of Ontario announced its decision to implement a cap-and-trade system and its intention to become part of the system formed by Québec and California under the Western Climate Initiative.
The Premier of Québec, Mr. Philippe Couillard, and the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister responsible for the Northern Plan and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region, Mr. Pierre Arcand, on April 8, 2015, unveiled the province’s Plan Nord toward 2035, 2015-2020 Action Plan.
Philippe Couillard, Québec Premier, Iñigo Urkullu, Basque Country President and Jay Weatherill, South Australia Premier, co-chairs of The Climate Group’s States & Regions Alliance, jointly signed an open letter encouraging national government leaders to join the fight against climate change.
On March 23 and 24, 2015, The University of Vermont hosted the Power From the North conference. Premier of Québec, Philippe Couillard, and Minister Pierre Arcand were in Burlington to underline the collaboration between Québec and Vermont.