BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Governor John Bel Edwards will travel on Thursday to the International Climate Change Summit in Scotland.
The governor said he sees this trip as a tremendous opportunity for the state of Louisiana.
“We have everything we need to be a global leader in clean energy,” said Edwards.
In 2020, the state launched a climate initiatives task force, hoping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.
“There is no state more affected by climate change than Louisiana, but it’s also true that there’s no state better positioned to be part of the solution and benefit more newer policies that move us toward a reduced carbon footprint,” said Edwards.
The trip comes as plans for the largest permanent carbon sequestration project in the world is set to begin construction in Louisiana.
“To take advantage of the new and exciting technology but also to make sure that investment happens here. Economic development happens here in Louisiana and those jobs get created here as well,” said Edwards.
The governor said he’s all for cleaner energy and creating sustainable communities.
“I need for, we all need, for the world to know that the most productive manufacturing workforce in the country is right here in Louisiana,” said Edwards.