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Trudeau Climate Chief Sees North American Alignment Under Biden

  • Canada plans to unveil new emissions target at Earth Summit
  • ‘The Americans have not been part of this conversation’
“The Americans have not been part of this conversation,” Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said.
“The Americans have not been part of this conversation,” Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said.Photographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg

Just a few months ago, the U.S. government wasn’t participating in a global treaty to reduce harmful gas emissions, and legal challenges were threatening to kill a carbon tax imposed by the Canadian government as the centerpiece of its effort to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

Now, everything is different: Joe Biden is in the White House promising to restore America’s global leadership on climate, and the Supreme Court of Canada has blessed the carbon tax championed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.