The Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques and the California Air Resources Board announced yesterday the results of the first joint auction of greenhouse gas (GHG) allowances that was held on November 25th.
The Québec Government Office in Los Angeles is proud to have contributed to the success of Quebec City’s Mayor- Régis Labeaume’s 3rd mission in California, which took place from November 18 to 21, 2014.
With the Santa Ana winds kicking up unexpectedly and warming up temperatures in Los Angeles, it’s a good initiative for the Lycee International de Los Angeles (LILA) to have Denis Routhier, one of the Québec CL-415 pilotes actually based in Los Angeles during the fire season, educate 5th grade students on how to fight and prevent brush fires in Los Angeles.
On October 17, the Québec Delegation had a representative at the First annual Zero Emission Market Acceleration Partnerships Workshop. Organized by the Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy at UC Davis, the representatives from eight states and five American and Canadian cities gathered to exchange ideas about the best ways to accelerate the adoption of zero emission vehicles in their respective jurisdictions. It also allowed each representative to share the strengths and challenges of its local and regional market.
Anime ta francophonie is a video contest for teachers of all levels who wish to implement an educational project in French in their classroom by creating a 3 min video (maximum), in order to make their students discover the Francophonie des Ameriques.
From September 28 to October 2, 2014, Denis Coderre, the mayor of Montreal, has carried out a mission in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley to position the city of Montreal as a global leader internationally recognized in the digital sector as a smart city.
On September 22-23, Premier of Québec and co-chair of The Climate Group’s States and Regions Alliance, Philippe Couillard, took part in the 6th Climate Week–New York City (CW-NYC), a flagship event in the fight against climate change that brings together representatives from 125 countries.
Two CL-415 water bombers and their Québec crews are currently in California to lend a hand to their Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) colleagues for the next three months. This is the peak brush fire season in this region of California.
A strong delegation from Québec took part in the 2014 Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Conference, which was held from June 23 to 27 in San Diego, California. Québec Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Exports Jacques Daoust headed the Québec delegation, comprising 25 companies, organizations and partners in the Québec life sciences industry.
On June 18, 2014, the Québec Government Office in Los Angeles invited about a hundred partners in the cultural, economic and academic fields to celebrate the National Day. The event was held on the campus of the renowned University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), at the Fowler Museum.
From May 27 to 30, 2014, in San Diego (CA), representatives of 10 Québec universities and Cégep International participated in the NAFSA Conference, the largest International event on Education Worldwide.
Today, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change) (MDDELCC) of Québec announced plans to conduct a joint practice auction for the California and Québec cap-and-trade programs. A successful practice auction will pave the way to holding the first joint auction of emission allowances by the two programs in November 2014.