Alcan joins United States Climate Action Partnership


    MONTREAL, April 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Alcan announced today that it will join
the United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a coalition of leading
companies and NGOs calling on the U.S. government to quickly enact strong
national legislation to achieve significant reductions of greenhouse gas
emissions. Dick Evans, President and CEO of Alcan will also serve on USCAP's
Executive Board.
    "Alcan is pleased to join USCAP's highly regarded roster of companies and
NGOs committed to bringing about legislative action on climate change," stated
Dick Evans. "At Alcan, we firmly believe that an emission trading system is
one of the essential strategies to address the undesirable impacts of climate
change, but in order for this to function properly, clear and consistent rules
are required around the world. We look forward to working together with our
colleagues in USCAP to achieve this objective," he added.
    Alcan has long been committed to addressing the issue of climate change.
In addition to significantly reducing its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
footprint over the past 17 years, Alcan has been a leader in the climate
change debate: chairing the Executive Forum on Climate Change in 2005; taking
part in the Carbon Disclosure Project; participating in the UN Global Compact;
and lending support to progressive NGOs like the World Environment Center.
    USCAP urges policy makers to enact a policy framework for mandatory
reductions of GHG emissions from major emitting sectors, including large
stationary sources and transportation, and energy use in commercial and
residential buildings. The cornerstone of this approach would be a
cap-and-trade program. The environmental goal is to reduce global atmospheric
GHG concentrations to a level that minimizes large-scale adverse impacts to
humans and the natural environment. The group recommends Congress provide
leadership and establish short- and mid-term emission reduction targets; a
national program to accelerate technology research, development and
deployment; and approaches to encourage action by other countries, including
those in the developing world, as ultimately the solution must be global.

    Alcan Inc. (NYSE, TSX: AL) is a leading global materials company,
delivering high quality products and services worldwide. With world-class
technology and operations in bauxite mining, alumina processing, primary metal
smelting, power generation, aluminum fabrication, engineered solutions as well
as flexible and specialty packaging, today's Alcan is well positioned to meet
and exceed its customers' needs. Alcan is represented by 68,000 employees,
including its joint-ventures, in 61 countries and regions, and posted revenues
of US$23.6 billion in 2006. The Company has featured on the Dow Jones
Sustainability World Index consecutively since 2003. For more information,
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For further information: Media Contact: Anik Michaud, (514) 848-8151,; Investor Contact: Simon Ellinor, (514) 848-8368,

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