Alberta’s top representative at the global climate conference in Scotland says the province is not alone in facing the challenges of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.
Steve MacDonald, who heads a provincial agency that funds carbon reduction technology, is one of two official Alberta representatives at the world conference.
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He says that while Albertans can often feel singled out for action to combat climate change, the COP26 conference has shown him that countries around the world face the same daunting tasks.
MacDonald says other countries are interested in Alberta’s experience with measures like emissions markets and carbon capture and storage.
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He says he has met with countries from Saudi Arabia to Sweden, made various presentations and made many informal contacts at social events surrounding the official program.
MacDonald says that although Alberta has the smallest representation at the conference of any energy producing province, he does not believe a larger delegation can do more.
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