The Power of Partnership: How the PCC is Supporting the ZEV Transition
The Pacific Coast CollaborativePCC) is a vital partnership for advancing regional cooperation and climate action and is making strides in the decarbonization of the transportation industry, including sharing the ambitious goal of ending new sales of light-duty gas-powered vehicles by 2035. The PCC has successfully implemented the West Coast Electric Highway from Vancouver to San Diego, and is actively collaborating on interoperable charging technologies, a consistent user experience, and aligned infrastructure investments. Join us to hear from PCC partners on how cross-border collaboration is mitigating emissions, promoting economic growth, and driving action for a net-zero future.
Investing in Net Zero: Opportunities for Funding Innovation and Industrial Decarbonization
Reaching net zero requires industry to develop, advance, and adopt clean solutions across sectors. While some of these technologies exist, substantial investment is needed to scale and commercialize these solutions and enable the transition to a clean economy. In this session you will learn about funding opportunities for innovative projects and examples of funding partnerships that promote investment in technology advancement to accelerate industrial decarbonization.
Just Transition or Just Talk: Advancing an Equitable Transition in Canada’s Financial Sector
What does a just and equitable transition mean? Why is it important? And what challenges does Canada face when applying the concept to its own economy? Hear from cross-industry experts as they explore perspectives on how Canada’s financial sector can apply the concept of a just transition to help build a sustainable future.
The Net-Zero Challenge: A Business Perspective on Net-Zero Commitments and Planning
Over 160 businesses in Canada have committed to net-zero by 2050 or earlier through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Net-Zero Challenge. Together, they are spearheading Canada’s clean industrial advantage and the path toward a sustainable future. Join us for a dynamic discussion with participating companies to the Net-Zero Challenge who will speak to their motivations and experience, as well as the challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned in pursuing net-zero commitments and planning.
Italian Cleantech Solutions: CDP-Business Matching on Green Building & Smart Cities (Virtual)
This virtual discussion on business opportunities will centre around Green Building and Smart Cities, with a focus on both Italian and Canadian solutions and needs. This session will also include a presentation of Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP) – SIMEST’s new Business Matching platform, and of the group’s financial services for internationalization. Explore the intersections between GLOBE Forum 2024 and Buildex by listening to a prestigious line up of experts, entrepreneurs and officials and connecting with related businesses.
To participate in this online session, please register here.
Organized by ITA, CDP-SIMEST and Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Canada.
Italian Cleantech Solutions: Passionate about Sustainability
Eight Italian cleantech companies take to the The Hub stage at GLOBE Forum to showcase their solutions and participate in a themed discussion about their passion for sustainability.
- BIOGASMETANO SRL
- BUTTI SRL
- EASY SRL
- ECO-TECHNO SRL
- FORNOVO GAS SPA
- Qwarzo SPA
- WARMSET by Filmcutter spa
- Xori Holding S.r.l.
Learn more about these organizations here. Access to this session is limited to registered GLOBE Forum delegates.
Italian Cleantech Solutions: Circular Economy & Renewable Energy Opportunities in Canada
This hybrid workshop session will explore collaboration and business opportunities between Italy and Canada, stemming from a circular approach to the energy transition. Providing examples of technological solutions Italian researchers and businesses are studying and/or applying, this session will expand on various opportunities to partner with Canadian Indigenous and governmental organizations.
To attend session virtually, please register here.
Organized by ITA and Embassy of Italy in Canada.
Capital for Conservation: Innovative Finance Models for Nature and Water (Invite-only)
Join us for a workshop on sustainable finance for water and nature. We will explore cross-sector perspectives on how finance mechanisms and partnerships can enable the role of water and nature as an economic and workforce engine. The workshop will also cover the challenges and opportunities of existing and emerging funding models that can bring together public, private and philanthropic sources. We will learn from best practices and case studies from BC and across Canada. This workshop is for anyone who is interested in or working on watershed stewardship, conservation, nature strategy and sustainable finance.
From the Micro to the Macro: Unpacking Plastic’s Place in a Regenerative Future
The durability, cost and efficiency of plastics have caused their use to proliferate across sectors and value chains of our global economy. However, the use of fossil-fuels for their production, their often “single-use” nature, and the way we typically dispose of plastics present significant challenges to accelerating a clean economy. Join this session to discuss the complexity of our relationship with plastics, the actions industry and consumers must take to reduce their negative impact on our planet, and how plastics fit in a sustainable, zero-waste future.
The Critical Role of Critical Infrastructure: Enabling a Water Secure, Net-Zero Future
Critical infrastructure is designed to meet our essential service needs. Today, that not only means ensuring our utilities, power grids and transportation systems are reliable – they must also be sustainable. In this armchair dialogue we’ll unpack the role of infrastructure in enhancing water security and reducing emissions, as we transition to a more resilient, net-zero energy future.