Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, talks about the role that businesses can play in addressing climate with Pierre Gratton, President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada. Find out how you can be part of the #CANClimateAction conversation!
Hon. Catherine McKenna: Talk to me a bit about how businesses can play a constructive role in helping us tackle climate change.
Pierre Gratton : President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada:
To me it touches on several points. I think as we look at alternative uses, investing in renewables which our industry is doing more and more of, we have to recognize that there's a lot of emerging technologies and we need governments to be a partner in some of this, to help take some of the risk out.
For us when we look at a price on carbon we look at the importance of what we call revenue neutrality. The price we're paying, let's take whatever revenues we raise and put it into projects like this that can help de-risk some of the new technologies that industry might use and deploy. Then of course you develop a technology that Canadians can export around the world.