Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has met with Premier Rachel Notley in Edmonton and is praising Notley’s climate change plan.

Wynne says Notley’s blueprint to reduce Alberta’s carbon footprint gives the province more social licence to pitch for more energy infrastructure such as pipelines.

Wynne says Alberta’s actions also benefit the rest of the country as it wrestles with issues surrounding environmentally responsible development.

Wynne made the comments in a joint news conference with Notley.

The premiers also announced a plan to pursue joint initiatives in areas such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ramping up renewable energy use.

Notley’s government is implementing a climate plan that includes a broad−based carbon tax, a cap on oilsands emissions and the phase out of coal−fired electricity.