12/08/2015 02:52 EST | Updated 12/08/2015 02:59 EST

Alberta's Climate Change Strategy Is Enough, Even Under Tighter Limit: Phillips

The new goal aims to keep rising temperatures within 1.5 degrees.

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EDMONTON — Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says her province has now done enough to fight climate change, even under a lower limit for global warming.

Yesterday, federal minister Catherine McKenna endorsed a global goal of keeping rising temperatures to within 1.5 degrees.

That's significantly tighter than the previous goal of two degrees.

Speaking from the climate change summit in Paris, Phillips declined to say if McKenna had told her of the change in advance, but she says international talks are Ottawa's job.

She says greenhouse gas reduction targets for the provinces will be set next spring.

The minister also says Alberta has done its share, given the type of economy it has, and insists other jurisdictions understand that.

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