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M1917 Enfield
06-27-2017, 10:37 PM
http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2017/06/27/prime-minister-announces-new-ambassador-climate-change


JUSTIN TRUDEAU, PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA


Prime Minister announces new Ambassador for Climate Change


Ottawa, Ontario
June 27, 2017

Strong action is needed now more than ever to tackle climate change, protect our environment and generate the long-term economic development that will grow the middle class and support a sustainable, clean growth economy.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Jennifer MacIntyre has been appointed Canada’s new Ambassador for Climate Change, effective immediately. Ms. MacIntyre will work with international stakeholders to advance Canada’s clean growth and climate change priorities on the world stage, including the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Ms. MacIntyre will provide advice to the Minister of the Environment, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of International Development and the Minister of International Trade on mainstreaming climate change considerations in Canada's international priorities, and reinforcing Canada’s work with other countries on innovative climate solutions.

Building stronger international partnerships and global networks that support Canada’s clean technology sector are just two ways that Canada is taking a global leadership role on clean growth and climate change.

Quote

“Climate change is everyone’s challenge, and our children’s future depends on how quickly and seriously we tackle it. Canada’s new Ambassador for Climate Change, Jennifer MacIntyre, is an outstanding candidate who will be at the forefront of the Government’s efforts to protect our clean air and water, curb greenhouse gas emissions, and build a cleaner, more innovative economy.”

– The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Quick facts

Ms. MacIntyre will be the first woman to serve as Canada’s Climate Change Ambassador. The Ambassador’s office is located at Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Canada has previously appointed four Climate Change Ambassadors, the most recent one in 2012.

In December 2016, Canada released the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enable sustainable economic growth.

In 2014, Canada's clean and sustainable technology industry employed over 55,600 people in almost 800 technology companies in all regions of the country. Most of these companies are small and medium-sized enterprises. Total revenues from this industry reached nearly $12 billion.

According to the World Bank, the Paris Agreement will help open up nearly $23 trillion in new opportunities for climate-smart investments in emerging markets, between now and 2030.

Canada has committed $2.65 billion to international climate finance to support a wide range of programs and initiatives that will help developing countries mitigate and build resilience to the impacts of climate change, deploy clean energy technology, and manage natural resources sustainably.

soulchaser
06-27-2017, 10:44 PM
Long time Liberal returning to the government teet:

Jennifer MacIntyre holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University (1997) and a Masters in Public Administration from Queen’s University (2008).

Ms. MacIntyre served as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister responsible for international visits and summits before joining the former Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2003.

She was Deputy Director with the Global Partnership Program, responsible for Canada’s nuclear security programming in the Russian Federation, until 2006. She was then posted to Washington, D.C., as Counsellor (Intergovernmental Affairs) and Executive Assistant to the Ambassador to the United States.

In 2011, Ms. MacIntyre returned to Ottawa, where she became Director of the Europe and Eurasia Bureau’s Bilateral Relations and Operations Division. In 2013, she was appointed as the Ambassador to the Swiss Federal Council with concurrent accreditation to the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Mobusten
06-27-2017, 10:52 PM
I don't know the science enough to declare what is true one way or the other when it comes to climate change, but I do know that this political posting is a load of crap.

Swingerguy
06-27-2017, 11:45 PM
"Fact" #1 of quick facts is that she will be the first woman to serve in this roll. Like somehow that is way more important that putting the most qualified person in this, or any position.

Don't get me wrong, if a female is the most qualified person for a given job, then the position should be filled by that female, not because she is female, but because she is the most qualified.

killer kane
06-28-2017, 10:40 AM
So she's not a scientist, anthroclimate change is Bu!! $h!t anyway, so she'll fit nicely in the role.

GTW
06-28-2017, 10:43 AM
Only qualification required is that the person getting the handout is a Liberal.
Bonus points if you have nice hair.

triq
06-28-2017, 10:45 AM
"Fact" #1 of quick facts is that she will be the first woman to serve in this roll. Like somehow that is way more important that putting the most qualified person in this, or any position.

Don't get me wrong, if a female is the most qualified person for a given job, then the position should be filled by that female, not because she is female, but because she is the most qualified.
I thought we weren't allowed to care about gender identity anymore. Did I miss an amendment to a law?

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Magi
06-28-2017, 11:15 AM
Climate change is everyone’s challenge, and our children’s future depends on how quickly and seriously we tackle it.

But adding 30 billion a year to the deficit has no bearing on our children's or anyone else's future and is the previous government's fault! Is this type of warped logic a Pee Wee Trudeau family trait or is it acquired?

This sock puppet has such narrow vision he can look through a keyhole with both eyes at the same time!

DanN
06-28-2017, 11:22 AM
Climate Change Ambassador: "I'd like to talk to you about climate change..."

Me: "Are you a scientist?"

Climate Change Ambassador: "no.."

Me: "Goodbye."

killer kane
06-28-2017, 12:31 PM
You could ask her about logarithmic CO2 loading in the atmosphere and its subsequent effect on heat and moisture retention.:popcorn::eek1::slap:

DanN
06-28-2017, 12:33 PM
You could ask her about logarithmic CO2 loading in the atmosphere and its subsequent effect on heat and moisture retention.:popcorn::eek1::slap:

Climate Change Ambassador: *BLANK STARE*
Climate Change Ambassador: "Selfie with me?"

FALover
06-28-2017, 01:05 PM
I propose that her and any other 'ambassadors' to climate change hold their first summit at the Amundsen-Scott Station this week. Spend the evening outside gazing at the stars and trying to figure out how many billions of dollars need to be wasted trying to keep warm.

Todays forcast- http://www.accuweather.com/en/aq/amundsen-scott-south-pole-station/2258520/weather-forecast/2258520

killer kane
06-28-2017, 06:52 PM
That should happen, but we all know the next one will be in a bit more balmy local...