BCC Provides Recommendations on Policy Issues on Climate Policy for the Alberta Government
In March of 2021, Jason Nixon, Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks invited approximately 170 stakeholders to engage with the Department on policy issues on climate policy for the government. He also introduced Whitney Issik, MLA for Calgary- Glenmore, who would be leading the review.
The Minister announced a three-month Climate Policy and Programming engagement process with round tables for sectors.
In the face of evolving federal and international climate related policy, the Government of Alberta is looking to identify provincial policy and programming that will result in real emission reductions, unlock new opportunities for Alberta’s economy and mitigate potential impacts of climate policy established by external jurisdictions and trading partners. This work will build off Alberta’s 20-year track record of provincial climate policy and will ensure Alberta’s communities, businesses and industries are set up for success and ready to take advantage of emerging opportunities.
Alberta Environment and Parks conducted a series of virtual stakeholder sessions. These sessions covered: Technology and Innovation for Heavy Industry, Technology and Innovation in the Electricity Sector, Technology and Bio-based Solutions, and Municipalities and Communities. Biological Carbon Canada participated in the Technology and Bio-Based Solutions table.