Ontario Taking Clean, Green Solutions To India
McGuinty To Promote Environmental Technologies On Trade Mission
Premier Dalton McGuinty is leading a trade mission to India in December to promote Ontario's innovative companies, attract investment and turn bright ideas into new green jobs.
The delegation will include representatives from Ontario's leading clean tech companies and focus on how the province's green solutions can help India grow sustainably. The week-long mission will include stops in New Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
India's economy is one of the largest and fastest growing in the world. India recently introduced a National Plan To Fight Climate Change, focusing on clean, renewable energy sources and increased energy efficiency. Their efforts to fight global warming have boosted investment in climate-friendly projects, creating opportunities for Ontario companies.
- Premier Dalton McGuinty visited India and Pakistan on an 8-day trade mission in 2007, with 100 Ontarians from 87 organizations.
- Ontario has 2,600 environmental technology companies.
- The government has invested more than $600 million in research projects and companies working on green technologies since 2003.
“Ontario is a leader in developing technologies for cleaner air, energy and water. We’re eager to put our innovation to work to help India build a greener economy. By promoting Ontario’s clean tech ideas in India, we can create jobs here and reduce pollution there.”
“India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and Ontario is an economic powerhouse within North America. We’re continuing to build on the important and longstanding relationship we share, to the benefit of both jurisdictions.”