Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments>GHG emissions trading
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Provincial Governments
Description:Participation in the Western Climate Change Initiative reflects the strong commitment of each Partner jurisdiction to take cooperative actions to address climate change and implement a joint strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Western Climate Change initiative began in February 2007 when the Governors of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington signed an agreement directing their respective states to develop a regional target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, participate in a multi-state registry to track and manage greenhouse gas emissions in the region, and develop a market-based program to reach the target. The Canadian Premiers of British Columbia, Manitoba (in 2007), Ontario, and Quebec (in 2008), and the Governors of Montana and Utah have since joined the original five states in committing to tackle climate change at a regional level. The provinces of Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia currently hold observer status with this initiative.

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