WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski will lead the Yukon delegation at the United Nations’ climate change meeting in Paris that runs November 30 through December 11.
"Yukoners have a great story to tell when comes to renewable energy and our actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," Premier Pasloski said. "Guided by the government’s Climate Change Action Plan & Energy Strategy, we continue to participate in local, national, and international gatherings to enhance our knowledge and understanding of climate change."
The Government of Yukon’s delegation to the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) will ensure that Yukon values, circumstances and ideas are factored into national and international decisions about climate change. This is the ninth COP meeting attended by a Yukon delegation.
The premier will be joined by Climate Change Youth Ambassador Sabrina Clark and officials from the Yukon government’s Climate Change Secretariat.
"By attending COP 21, Yukoners have the chance to share climate change best practices as well as to be part of global efforts to take effective mitigation and adaptation actions," Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko said.
COP 21 meetings and associated events give Yukon government delegates many opportunities to learn, network and promote our climate change accomplishments.
More than 40,000 international delegates will attend the conference tasked with building partnerships among business, government and public bodies to accelerate international and sustainable development and advance the 'green economy'. Premier Pasloski will be joined in Paris by a number of other Canadian premiers.
Communications, Executive Council Office
News release #15-313