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Canada’s opportunity for a sustainable development future

By Carlos A. Murillo      

The world is moving forward on slicing GHG emissions. This means massive changes to the global energy system, bringing significant future market opportunities with it. Canada’s natural resources sector can play a role.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured at a campaign event in Ottawa on Oct. 11, and the Liberals campaigned on ambitions beyond their existing climate policy package. Clearly, international momentum is building on climate action for the coming decades, including in Canada, writes Carlos Murillo. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Governments, businesses, and consumers are trying to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and limit the severe impacts of climate change. This is our chance to move toward a sustainable development future—an economic model that balances environmental protection, wealth creation, and a prosperous society. Canada’s natural resources sector has an important role to play in that future, both at home and abroad.

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