Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry.
The Prime Minister warmly welcomed the return of the United States to the Paris Agreement and committed to working together to drive progress in the fight against climate change.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Special Presidential Envoy Kerry agreed that the climate crisis requires increased and bold ambition and coordinated action in the lead-up to the COP26 climate conference in November. They looked forward to cooperating on the global stage and in a bilateral context, and identified numerous opportunities for joint leadership on climate change and a clean economy, including on attaining net-zero emissions, clean energy transmission, zero-emissions vehicles, methane emissions, and the importance of securing reliable supply chains for critical minerals and the manufacturing of batteries.
Prime Minister Trudeau welcomed President Biden’s plans to host a climate leaders’ summit on April 22 (Earth Day).
They also discussed the benefits of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) and opportunities for increased collaboration between Canada and the U.S. in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, including on border measures. The Prime Minister noted the important energy security relationship between the two countries and the importance of the integrated auto, power, and supply chain markets between the two nations.
The Prime Minister and Special Presidential Envoy Kerry looked forward to staying in touch and to close collaboration between their teams.