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Premier Attends First Ministers Meeting


Premier Stephen McNeil will participate in the First Ministers’ Meeting with the prime minister and other provincial and territorial leaders on Dec. 9 in Ottawa.

“I am looking forward to meeting with my colleagues to discuss our Nova Scotia solution to climate change as part of the Pan-Canadian framework,” said Premier McNeil. “Our successful collaboration allows for sustainable growth in our economy while continuing our efforts to combat climate change.”

Last month, the province, together with the federal government, announced an agreement in principle that outlines a Nova Scotia solution to meeting the federal requirement to introduce a carbon pricing mechanism.

Under the agreement, the province will introduce a cap and trade program that builds on Nova Scotia’s success in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector. The province will also introduce a new equivalency agreement that will include actions to be taken beyond 2030.

Nova Scotia is the first province to have already achieved the federal government’s 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target of 30 per cent below 2005 levels.

Since the announcement last month, provincial staff have been meeting with representatives of key industries and organizations.

During the next year, the province will design the cap and trade program and incorporate feedback from stakeholders to prepare regulations for the new program.

Premier McNeil also looks forward to joining the first ministers to discuss health-care funding at a working dinner Friday night.

More information can be found at climatechange.novascotia.ca/.


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     Premier Stephen McNeil will participate in the First

Ministers’ Meeting with the prime minister and other provincial

and territorial leaders Friday (December 9th) in Ottawa.

     Premier McNeil says he is looking forward to discussing the

Nova Scotia solution to climate change with his colleagues.

     Last month, Nova Scotia, together with the federal

government, announced an agreement in principle that outlines a

Nova Scotia solution to meeting the federal requirement to

introduce a carbon pricing mechanism.

     The province will introduce a cap and trade program that

builds on its success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
     
     More information can be found on Nova Scotia’s climate

change website.

     Premier McNeil also looks forward to joining the first

ministers to discuss health-care funding at a working dinner

Friday night.

Source: Release

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