The CPLC is a voluntary initiative that supports and encourages the successful implementation of carbon pricing around the world. It was initiated by the World Bank at the 2014 United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York City and officially launched in 2015 at COP21 in Paris.
“Well designed carbon pricing systems can drive innovation and prepare companies and communities to prosper in a competitive, low carbon and climate resilient economy,” said CAC president and CEO Michael McSweeney. “We have long advocated for carbon pricing in Canada and globally and are eager to continue our work with the federal and provincial governments to help them design and implement climate policies that support the goals of the Paris Agreement, protect and enhance the competitiveness of domestic industry and promote alignment on carbon pricing among our trading partners.”
The CAC says it welcomes the Government of Canada’s open, transparent and collaborative approach to the climate change challenge.
“As key players in the built environment that underpins our modern economy, the cement and concrete industry knows it will play a leading role in addressing the climate challenge,” the CAC news release says. “It will play a proactive and solutions focused role in helping Canada reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and helping our communities from coast to coast adapt to the impacts of climate change.”
Image: The CAC is a member of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition as a strategic partner and participates with other leading Canadian companies in a joint statement issued by Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change. CAC president and CEO Michael McSweeney next to McKenna. (CNW Group/Cement Association of Canada).