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Ryan Reddin, Committee Clerk
Special Committee on Climate Change
The Special Committee on Climate Change is hosting a series of meetings in Island communities to hear your input on how the province can best meet its Greenhouse Gas Emission reduction targets. Presentations on the context of climate change will be made by the UPEI Climate Lab.
You are encouraged to attend. If you would like to address the committee at a meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-368-5970 or 1-877-314-5518 (toll-free).
|Date and Time||Community||Address|
|CANCELED - February 6, 2020, 6:30 p.m.|
|February 13, 2020, 6:30 p.m.||Tignish||Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6, 221 Phillip Street|
|February 20, 2020, 6:30 p.m.||Rustico||Cymbria Lions Club Community Centre, 2184 Church Road|
|CANCELED - February 27, 2020, 6:30 p.m.|
|March 5, 2020, 6:30 p.m.||Summerside||Loyalist Country Inn & Conference Centre, 195 Heather Moyse Drive|
|March 12, 2020, 6:30 p.m.||Charlottetown||Hon. George Coles Building, 175 Richmond Street|
See also the calendar of events for other meetings held at the legislature in Charlottetown.
The special committee was created as a result of the unanimous passage of Motion 37 (below) on July 11, 2019:
WHEREAS the Legislative Assembly has established targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Prince Edward Island;
AND WHEREAS there are many options available to reduce GHG emissions;
AND WHEREAS the province should adopt emission reduction measures that are cost effective in order to reduce, as much as possible, the potential burden on Islanders and Island businesses of reducing emissions;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that a Special Committee of the Legislative Assembly, consisting of two representatives to be named by the Premier; two to be named by the Leader of the Opposition; and two to be named by the Leader of the Third Party, be created to explore the options available to reduce GHG emissions and to make fully costed recommendations on how the province can best meet its emission reduction targets.
THEREFORE BE IF FURTHER RESOLVED the Committee shall engage with the public and government in its deliberations.