Ontario Taking Clean, Green Solutions To India



    McGuinty To Promote Environmental Technologies On Trade Mission

    TORONTO, May 14 /CNW/ -

    NEWS

    Premier Dalton McGuinty is leading a trade mission to India in December
to promote Ontario's innovative companies, attract investment and turn bright
ideas into new green jobs.
    The delegation will include representatives from Ontario's leading clean
tech companies and focus on how the province's green solutions can help India
grow sustainably. The week-long mission will include stops in New Delhi,
Mumbai and Hyderabad.
    India's economy is one of the largest and fastest growing in the world.
India recently introduced a National Plan To Fight Climate Change
(http://pmindia.nic.in/Pg01-52.pdf), focusing on clean, renewable energy
sources and increased energy efficiency. Their efforts to fight global warming
have boosted investment in climate-friendly projects, creating opportunities
for Ontario companies.

    QUOTES

    "Ontario is a leader in developing technologies for cleaner air, energy
and water. We're eager to put our innovation to work to help India build a
greener economy. By promoting Ontario's clean tech ideas in India, we can
create jobs here and reduce pollution there."
    - Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario

    "India is one of the world's fastest growing economies and Ontario is an
economic powerhouse within North America. We're continuing to build on the
important and longstanding relationship we share, to the benefit of both
jurisdictions."
    - Sandra Pupatello, Minister of International Trade and Investment

    
    QUICK FACTS

    -   Premier Dalton McGuinty visited India and Pakistan on an 8-day trade
        mission
       (http://www.ontariocanada.com/ontcan/indiapakistan/en/home_en_new.jsp)
        in 2007, with 100 Ontarians from 87 organizations.

    -   Ontario has 2,600 environmental technology companies.

    -   The government has invested more than $600 million in research
        projects and companies working on green technologies since 2003.

    LEARN MORE

    Find out who's investing
(http://www.investinontario.com/investments/default.asp) in Ontario.

    Read about clean technology (http://cleantechnologyreport.ca/) in Canada.

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