Under a bilateral partnership agreement, the Algerian region of Tizi Ouzou will benefit from Québec’s expertise and technological know-how in the development of a climate change strategy. Established under the UN Development Program’s Territorial Approach to Climate Change, the partnership was confirmed by Québec Premier Jean Charest and Cherif Rahmani, Algeria’s Minister of Land Use Planning, Environmental Protection and Tourism, in early October at the second Governors’ Global Climate Summit in Los Angeles.
In view of the fact that the developing countries are among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, the Government of Québec made a commitment in Brussels last June to contribute to international solidarity efforts in the area of environmental protection.
Implemented over a five-year period (2008-2013), the Territorial Approach to Climate Change is designed to support the efforts of developing regions to devise and implement climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, drawing on the expertise and technological know-how of subnational governments and more developed regions.
This marks the first time that Québec has taken part in a UNDP program, leveraging its extensive climate change expertise. Québec companies have gained recognition for their achievements in the areas of consulting, greenhouse gas inventories, cartography, energy efficiency, reforestation and training.
UN Development Programme