Hon. David Heurtel - Fighting Climate Change From the Local Level (10/2/17)

Columbia Energy Exchange features in-depth conversations with the world’s top energy and climate leaders from government, business, academia and civil society. The program explores today’s most pressing opportunities and challenges across energy sources, financial markets, geopolitics and climate change as well as their implications for both the U.S. and the world.

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In the lead up to Climate Week and the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Canadian provinces of Québec and Ontario and the U.S. state of California signed an agreement to link their carbon markets, a move that will create the second largest market of its kind. 

To discuss how local governments are tackling energy and climate change issues, host Jason Bordoff speaks with Québec Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, David Heurtel. Several issues they cover include: The rise of cap and trade in Canada and lessons for the U.S.; Aligning local and national visions to fight climate change; and Hydro-Québec and partnerships in the U.S.