The North American Leaders Summit took place in Ottawa, Ontario on June 29th, 2016. As part of this meeting, the leaders discussed climate change and potential areas for collaboration related to energy and the environment. The report Proposals for a North American Climate Strategy discusses a set of initiatives Mexico, Canada and the United states could undertake that would make real progress on the climate change front.
Jeffrey Phillips interviewed with CBC’s Margo McDiarmid to discuss the feasibility of the options outlined in the report. Amongst the proposals Phillips agrees with the report’s recommendation that Mexico should be encouraged to sign on to North America target to reduce methane. Mexico, the U.S. and Canada produce 20 per cent of the world’s methane from their oil and gas infrastructure — and methane is a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. According to Phillips, “it fits into the bucket of something that can be done, can make a difference, and will strengthen North America.”
For more information please see the full article by Margo McDiarmid in CBC News available at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/three-amigos-climate-summit-1.3645995