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IISD Applauds Canadian Industry Support for Carbon Pricing

IISD responds to today's announcement that 23 major Canadian companies are to join the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. 

July 14, 2016

This morning, the Honourable Catherine McKenna announced that 23 major Canadian companies are to join the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.

"IISD strongly commends Canadian industry for showing leadership in carbon pricing and the fight against climate change," said Amin Asadollahi, IISD's North America Climate Change lead.

"Pricing carbon pollution is an effective way of creating incentives to reduce emissions, and can also result in economic growth and jobs through investments that can better prepare our economies to compete in an increasingly carbon constrained world."

"We are also pleased to see Canada's role in strengthening the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition; a vital, cross-sectoral force in the implementation of carbon pricing and business action on climate around the world."

About IISD

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 250 experts come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.

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