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Ter­ry dis­cuss­es dur­ing the inter­view that the oppor­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges of for­mu­lat­ing long-term strate­gic poli­cies and pro­grams to address cli­mate change with­in a trans­porta­tion gov­ern­ment depart­ment is lim­it­ed. As cli­mate change poli­cies and pro­grams are tra­di­tion­al­ly com­part­men­tal­ized with­in an envi­ron­ment port­fo­lio, it is chal­leng­ing to address cli­mate change in trans­porta­tion. With­in the envi­ron­ment depart­ment, Man­i­to­ba has estab­lished a renew­able fuel stan­dard to blend ethanol with gaso­line, biodiesel in diesel fuels, and par­tic­i­pat­ed in hydro­gen bus demon­stra­tions. Ter­ry notes envi­ron­ment depart­ments have no real man­date to address trans­porta­tion pol­i­cy and pro­grams. Ter­ry dis­cuss­es how he looked at fuel effi­cien­cy in heavy duty truck­ing; par­tic­i­pate in the inter­na­tion­al stu­dent-based solar car event; helped addressed trans­porta­tion and cli­mate change focused on urban freight move­ment and active trans­porta­tion; facil­i­tat­ed cold weath­er test­ing of a hydro­gen hybrid bus; and con­duct­ed a base­line analy­sis of trans­porta­tion GHGs emit­ted with­in Win­nipeg and the province. He relates how adapt­ing to cli­mate change means look­ing at provin­cial win­ter road sys­tem as they become short­ened by warmer win­ters. Ter­ry facil­i­tat­ed a tem­per­a­ture trend analy­sis that explains that short­er warmer win­ters are high­ly probable.