Climate change panel and consultation plan signal a shift in AlbertaPanel's expertise and broad consultation will help inform Alberta's efforts to take meaningful climate action

Aug. 14, 2015

Solar panels on an Edmonton office building. Photo courtesy of Green Energy Futures.

CALGARY — Ed Whittingham, executive director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to today’s announcement detailing members of the province’s climate change advisory panel and its consultation approach:

“The provincial government and panel chair, Andrew Leach, have put together a well-balanced line up of experts who bring a mix of perspectives and experience to guide its climate change consultation process.

“A broad and transparent consultation process will provide valuable input as the province seeks to develop a credible climate strategy that reflects the priorities and concerns of Albertans.

“Addressing climate change with timely, science-based and effective action is a critical foundation for Alberta’s future health and prosperity. The Pembina Institute welcomes the broad scope of the consultation plan and the clear framing of the challenge outlined by the Minister. There are many solutions available to help Alberta cut carbon pollution and adopt cleaner energy options. We look forward to working with the panel and participating in the consultation sessions.”



Ed Whittingham
Executive Director

Julia Kilpatrick
Communications Director


Learn more about Alberta’s top climate challenges, and gain insight on policy considerations for building an effective climate strategy at the 2015 Alberta Climate Summit — happening September 9 in Edmonton. Members of the media are welcome to attend.

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