The Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership, recently announced by US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this past February, signals a revitalized effort to expand the historic alliance between the two countries to realize the full potential of this special cross-border relationship.
Within this comprehensive framework, the two leaders recognize the important economic and security benefits of the bilateral clean energy relationship and commit to working together to increase the scale and speed of action to address the climate crisis. This includes a coordinated approach to accelerating progress towards sustainable, resilient, and clean energy infrastructure, including encouraging the development of cross-border clean electricity transmission. To advance this work, the President affirmed the goal for the United States to achieve a net-zero carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and the Prime Minister reaffirmed the goal for Canada to achieve 90 percent non-emitting electricity by 2030.
Of note is the critical action currently underway by subnational and private sector actors that is essential to helping meet the roadmap’s targets and this clean economy moment.
Following Biden’s Leaders’ Summit on Climate this past Earth Day and in the run-up to COP26 the International Climate Change Conference in Glasgow this November, please join us for a virtual roundtable discussion with key US and Canadian stakeholders, moderated by Carolyn Kissane, Academic Director of the NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs and Director of the NYUSPS Energy, Climate Justice, and Sustainability Lab.
Opening remarks by Khawar Nasim, Consul General at Canadian Consulate General in New York.
Panel discussion to include representatives from:
- Rob Gramlich, Executive Director, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
- Julie Pierce, Vice President Strategy and Planning, Minnesota Power
- Marco Presutti, Director General, Electricity Resources Branch, Natural Resources Canada
- Gary Sutherland, Director, Strategic Affairs and Stakeholder Relations, Northeast Markets, Hydro-Quebec