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9 Sep 2013

The Climate Group recognizes the leadership of Québec and other NEG-ECP member states and provinces

Lincoln Chafee, Governor of Rhode Island and Co-Chair of the 37th Conference; the Premier of Québec; and Mark Kenber, Chief Executive Officer of The Climate Group (photo: Roch Théroux).

Pauline Marois, Premier of Québec, is pleased to receive The Climate Group’s award for leadership in fighting climate change on behalf of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG-ECP).

This award is intended to highlight the leadership shown by NEG-ECP member states and provinces in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the results achieved by this region’s governments in the area of adaptation to climate change and sustainable transportation.

“As Co-Chair of this Conference, it is an honour to receive this award, which recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of the Conference members. We have been pioneering in this field for many years, and we firmly intend to continue our efforts to create a healthier environment for future generations."

Joint, tangible measures

It should be noted that the NEG-ECP was the first group of federated states to take joint, tangible measures, which were set out in its 2001 regional action plan, in an effort to meet the challenges posed by climate change. This initiative has made it possible for the region to achieve the objectives it set for 2010.

This distinction was presented in conjunction with the 37th New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers’ Annual Conference that ended today in La Malbaie.

About The Climate Group

Founded in 2004, The Climate Group is an independent, non-profit organization that works with multinationals, cities and the governments of federated states and regions on the issue of climate change. Québec has been a member of it since 2008.

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