Details of what was discussed during North American Leaders' Summit

OTTAWA – Elements of the climate, clean energy and environment strategy agreed upon Wednesday during the North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa:

— Advance clean energy and integration of energy resources, including renewables, to establish 50 per cent clean power generation across North America by 2025, including renewable, nuclear, and carbon capture and storage technologies;

— Support the development of cross-border transmission projects, including for renewable electricity;

— Encourage the ‘greening’ of government initiatives and on the purchase of more efficient products, cleaner power, and clean vehicles, with both the U.S. General Services Administration and Public Services and Procurement Canada to buy only clean energy sources by 2025;

— Improve energy efficiency standards;

— Accelerate clean energy innovation and advance co-operation on energy information;

— Develop a North American Clean Energy Partnership Initiative to support linkages among clean energy technology companies;

— Strengthen the reliability, resilience and security of the North American electricity grid;

— Reduce methane emissions in the oil and gas sector, the world’s largest industrial methane source, by 40-45 per cent by 2025;

— Develop and implement national methane reduction strategies that could target key sectors such as oil and gas, agriculture, and waste management;

— Reduce black carbon and hydrofluorocarbons;

— Reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions from motor vehicles;

— Reduce maritime shipping and international aviation emissions;

— Collaborate with indigenous and local communities and leaders to more broadly and respectfully include traditional knowledge in decision making, including in natural resource management;

— Conserve the Monarch butterfly and its habitat by promoting sufficient breeding, staging, migration, and overwintering habitat to support the 2020 Eastern Monarch population target of six hectares of overwintering habitat in Mexico;

— Protect land and sea migratory species, including migratory birds, and their habitats;

— Strengthen co-operation on invasive alien species;

— Phase out inefficient G20 fossil fuel subsidies by 2025 in keeping with the G20’s 2009 commitment to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies in the medium term.