The U.S. and Canada are poised to take new strides in addressing climate change during this week's state visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada to the White House, including the next steps in meeting December's climate change deal in Paris.

"There is a nice alignment between a Canadian prime minister who wants to get all sorts of things done right off the bat and an American president who is thinking about the legacy he is going to leave in his last year in office," Trudeau said Monday during a forum hosted by the Huffington Post.

Trudeau said climate change is one of the issues "important to him and to me."


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