Clean-energy deal being signed today 1st step to green NAFTA
Emphasis of trilateral agreement will be on a 'low-carbon future' for North America
Canada, the United States and Mexico will sign a trilateral agreement Friday that could mark the start of discussions on the first North American accord on climate change and clean energy.
CBCNews.ca is carrying the event live starting at 10:30 a.m. ET.
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Mexico's secretary of energy, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, will sign a memorandum of understanding on North American climate change and energy collaboration, CBC News has learned.
The energy ministers met Thursday in Winnipeg ahead of the official signing Friday morning.
Sources tell CBC News the emphasis will be on a "low-carbon future" for North America. This essentially kickstarts the detailed, behind the scenes work needed for a continent-wide agreement that will enable all three countries to work together on clean energy and options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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