Trudeau, Obama, and Peña Nieto Come Together To Release North American Clean Energy Partnership

US President Barack Obama and Mexican President Peña Nieto have joined Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Canada to release a joint partnership on climate change and the environment.

Climate change action goes trilateral today as the leaders of the United States, Mexico, and Canada meet in Ottawa for the North American Leaders Summit (NALS). Clean energy and climate change are taking center stage at today’s summit as the leaders release a North American climate, clean energy, and environment partnership.

The shared statement on this partnership underlines the countries’ “common commitment to a competitive, low-carbon and sustainable North American economy and society” and recognizes “that our highly integrated economies and energy systems afford a tremendous opportunity to harness growth in our continuing transition to a clean energy economy.” The actions taken to address climate change “will protect human health and help level the playing field for our businesses, households, and workers.”

To meet their shared clean energy and climate goals, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US President Barack Obama, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto have committed to 50 percent clean power generation by 2025. The trio aims to meet this goal through a combination of renewable and nuclear energy, power plants using carbon capture and storage, and increased efficiency and reduced energy waste. Mexico will also join the US and Canada in their goal, previously set by the US in January 2015 and joined by Canada in March of this year, to reduce methane by 40-45% by 2025.

Learn more on the White House blog as Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers; and Brian Deese, Senior Advisor, explain what this announcement means for the environment, the economy, and jobs across North America:

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