On October 17, the Québec Delegation had a representative at the First annual Zero Emission Market Acceleration Partnerships Workshop. Organized by the Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy at UC Davis, the representatives from eight states and five American and Canadian cities gathered to exchange ideas about the best ways to accelerate the adoption of zero emission vehicles in their respective jurisdictions. It also allowed each representative to share the strengths and challenges of its local and regional market.
Anime ta francophonie is a video contest for teachers of all levels who wish to implement an educational project in French in their classroom by creating a 3 min video (maximum), in order to make their students discover the Francophonie des Ameriques.
From September 28 to October 2, 2014, Denis Coderre, the mayor of Montreal, has carried out a mission in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley to position the city of Montreal as a global leader internationally recognized in the digital sector as a smart city.
On September 22-23, Premier of Québec and co-chair of The Climate Group’s States and Regions Alliance, Philippe Couillard, took part in the 6th Climate Week–New York City (CW-NYC), a flagship event in the fight against climate change that brings together representatives from 125 countries.
Two CL-415 water bombers and their Québec crews are currently in California to lend a hand to their Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) colleagues for the next three months. This is the peak brush fire season in this region of California.
A strong delegation from Québec took part in the 2014 Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Conference, which was held from June 23 to 27 in San Diego, California. Québec Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Exports Jacques Daoust headed the Québec delegation, comprising 25 companies, organizations and partners in the Québec life sciences industry.
On June 18, 2014, the Québec Government Office in Los Angeles invited about a hundred partners in the cultural, economic and academic fields to celebrate the National Day. The event was held on the campus of the renowned University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), at the Fowler Museum.
From May 27 to 30, 2014, in San Diego (CA), representatives of 10 Québec universities and Cégep International participated in the NAFSA Conference, the largest International event on Education Worldwide.
Today, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change) (MDDELCC) of Québec announced plans to conduct a joint practice auction for the California and Québec cap-and-trade programs. A successful practice auction will pave the way to holding the first joint auction of emission allowances by the two programs in November 2014.
Today, David Heurtel, the Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, released the results of Québec’s third auction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission units held on May 27. With the first joint auction with California just a few months away, the Québec system is proving its effectiveness.
The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, at the instigation of the Québec Government in Los Angeles, organized a symposium on March 31 on the Québec-California carbon market entitled “Linking Cap and Trade as a Path to Global Climate Action?”
Premier Philippe Couillard has appointed Christine St-Pierre Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie. Ms. St-Pierre was sworn in on April 23 in the National Assembly, along with the other members of the Premier’s cabinet.
The Québec Government Office in Los Angeles is a proud partner of an upcoming symposium on the Québec / California carbon market organized by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), which will take place on March 31, 2014.