Climate Leadership and the Future of Alberta’s Energy Sector
The Hon. Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister responsible for the Alberta Climate Change Office, will speak about the development of the province’s Climate Leadership Plan by exploring the power of bringing together diverse perspectives to begin solving the challenge of climate change. The Minister will speak about how Alberta’s changing energy sector is diversifying the economy and uncovering creative opportunities for new research, innovation and technology.
Shannon Phillips represents the southern Alberta riding of Lethbridge-West.
Ms. Phillips is the Minister of Environment and Parks and the Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office. Previously, she also served as the Minister for the Status of Women.
Since taking office, Ms. Phillips has led the government’s Climate Leadership Plan which is designed to diversify the economy, create new jobs and improve Alberta’s health.
As Minister of Environment and Parks, she has been responsible for the creation of Alberta’s newest park in the Castle and a historic reinvestment in Alberta’s park system.
Raised in Edmonton, Ms. Phillips graduated with honours from the University of Alberta with a Master of Arts Degree in political science.