Alberta Minister of Environment Shannon Phillips says her province is being celebrated on the international stage for its climate leadership.
“Alberta has put in place a robust set of policies and we are now leaders in the country and on the continent in terms of action,” she told reporters in Paris on Wednesday.
The province of Alberta is participating in the Canadian delegation to the Paris climate talks alongside many other provinces including B.C., Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
Philips says when it comes to its international reputation, Alberta has “turned the page.”
She added Alberta’s positive reception in Paris can be attributed to the new NDP government’s change in tone.
“We’ve demonstrated that it can be done: that rational, drama-free conversations as energy producers can be had and that leadership can come out of that.”