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Trudeau, Obama Set to Announce Joint Climate Strategy

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Trudeau, Obama Set to Announce Joint Climate Strategy

President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are working towards a North American climate strategy that could be signed at their meeting next week.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama will meet next week to work towards a North American climate strategy. Photo credit: Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press

The exact details of the plan have not yet been revealed, but sources say the agreement is “expected to deal with tighter fuel and auto-emission standards and measures to foster innovation such as electric cars, charging stations, self-driving vehicles and ride-sharing apps." Trudeau was elected shortly before the Paris climate summit and has proven more willing to tackle climate issues than his predecessor. 

For a deeper dive: Globe and Mail, The Hill

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