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ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: John Podesta and Gerald Butts To Discuss the Canada-U.S. Climate Opportunity
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ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: John Podesta and Gerald Butts To Discuss the Canada-U.S. Climate Opportunity

Washington, D.C. — President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have a rare and historic opportunity to make generational progress in the fight against climate change. But where they begin and how quickly they act will depend on the strength and resiliency of the Canada-U.S. relationship.

On Friday, February 12, Canada 2020, the Center for American Progress, and Global Progress will host a virtual event with CAP founder John Podesta and Gerald Butts, vice chairman and senior adviser for the Eurasia Group and former principal secretary to Trudeau. The discussion will address the ways that policymakers, business leaders and citizens on both sides of the border can work together to seize this moment.

Topics for discussion include the future of electric vehicle production, shifts and trends in international trade, the North American renewable energy market, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, multilateral cooperation, and the role of environmental justice issues during the shift to a clean market economy.


Distinguished panelists:
John Podesta, Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors, Center for American Progress
Gerald Butts, Vice Chairman and Senior Adviser, Eurasia Group; former Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Althia Raj, Bureau Chief, HuffPost Canada


Friday, February 12, 2021
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET


You must RSVP at the following link to watch the livestream event:

The presenting partners of this event are:

Canada 2020: Founded in 2006, Canada’s leading, independent progressive think-tank produces original research, hosts events, and starts conversations about Canada’s future. Its goal is to build a community of progressive people and ideas that move and shape governments.

Center for American Progress: An independent, nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Its aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.

Global Progress:  An international network of progressive foundations, think tanks, and leaders committed to the exchange of ideas, research, and best practices to help promote an economic vision for shared prosperity and an inclusive approach to politics. Over the past decade, Global Progress has convened workshops and seminars in more than 20 countries across four continents and hosted an annual summit that brings together progressive leaders from across the globe.

For more information, please contact Mira Ahmad at [email protected] or 613-220-9163, or Sam Hananel at [email protected].