On March 10, 2016 US President Barack Obama and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put forth a joint statement on climate, energy, and arctic leadership. Included in the statement were support for the COP 21 Paris agreement, recognition of the Arctic communities on the front-lines of a rapidly changing environment, and a call for regulating existing sources of methane emissions —a potent greenhouse gas and contributor to local air pollution— in the coal and gas sector.
You can find the full statement here.
What is your reaction to President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau’s joint statement? What issues were you happy to see raised? Which do you think were lacking in the statement? Let us know in the comments section below!