OTTAWA, Feb. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today announced that he will host his counterparts from the United States and Mexico at the North American Energy Ministers Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on February 11 and 12, 2016.
This meeting will allow Minister Carr, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Mexico's Secretary of Energy, and Dr. Ernest Moniz, the United States Secretary of Energy, to build a foundation for greater continental focus on climate change and energy collaboration.
The three energy leaders will meet face to face and with key stakeholders to share efforts and build strategies for clean and unconventional energy sources and energy trade.
This is the second meeting between Minister Carr, Secretary Moniz and Secretary Joaquín Coldwell since the government was elected. They met in November at the International Energy Agency's Ministerial meeting in Paris, where they committed to working together toward achieving a clean and secure energy future for North America.
"Working collaboratively with the U.S. and Mexico on clean energy and innovation is a key commitment of our government. I look forward to welcoming my colleagues, Secretary Moniz and Secretary Joaquín Coldwell, to my home town of Winnipeg on February 11 and 12 and to strengthening Canada's important ties with our key energy partners."
Canada's Minister of Natural Resources
"I look forward to meeting with Minister Carr and Secretary Joaquín Coldwell to continue our collaborative efforts with Canada and Mexico to enhance North American energy security, advance low-carbon economies and combat climate change. The upcoming meeting in Winnipeg is an opportunity to promote joint efforts and identify new opportunities for trilateral cooperation."
Dr. Ernest Moniz
United States Secretary of Energy
"Mexico has worked constantly to create a more open and transparent energy sector. I am pleased to come to Canada to promote clean energy, academic and energy information cooperation, as well as environmental sustainability in North America."
Pedro Joaquín Coldwell
Mexico's Secretary of Energy
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SOURCE Natural Resources Canada
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