The spirit of cross-border co-operation is lingering as Canada's environment minister talks climate change priorities with presidential envoy John Kerry.
Jonathan Wilkinson says he expects Canada and the United States to push each other to reach more ambitious climate targets as they work together over the next few months.
Following the release of yesterday’s Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership – in which @POTUS and @JustinTrudeau launched a high level, climate ambition Ministerial between 🇨🇦 and 🇺🇸 – @ClimateEnvoy John Kerry and I met today to get straight to work. pic.twitter.com/7yMKkSSPx0— Jonathan Wilkinson 🇨🇦 (@JonathanWNV) February 24, 2021
Today's conversation follows a virtual meeting Tuesday between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Joe Biden.
The two leaders vowed to move "in lockstep" in a shared North American effort to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
Wilkinson says Canada hopes to set a new target for emissions cuts by 2030 — somewhere between 31 and 40 per cent of 2005 levels — before Biden's April 22 climate summit.