CAC joins Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

Byjirong

Updated Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:03:17 GMT

The Cement Association of Canada has announced that it has become a member of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition as a strategic partner and to join with other leading Canadian companies participating in a joint strategic statement issued by the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) is a voluntary initiative that supports and encourages the successful implementation of carbon pricing around the world. It was initiated by the World Bank at the 2014 United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York City and officially launched in 2015 at COP21 in Paris.

“Well designed carbon pricing systems can drive innovation and prepare companies and communities to prosper in a competitive, low carbon and climate resilient economy,” said Michael McSweeney, President and CEO, Cement Association of Canada. “We have long advocated for carbon pricing in Canada and globally and are eager to continue our work with the federal and provincial governments to help them design and implement climate policies that support the goals of the Paris Agreement, protect and enhance the competitiveness of domestic industry and promote alignment on carbon pricing among our trading partners.”