Healthy Energy Homes: Going Beyond Sustainability

In this interactive discussion, amplifying Indigenous Clean Energy and the Canadian Climate Institute’s Health Energy Homes project, expert panelists will explore the connections between housing, health outcomes, clean energy, and energy efficiency. They will explore innovative solutions to address a concern Indigenous Peoples have been raising for decades—poor quality homes are causing severe health impacts in Indigenous communities across Canada. The session will delve into how energy efficiency solutions go “beyond sustainability” to not only mitigate greenhouse gas emissions but also address poor health outcomes, build climate resilience, and create economic benefits.

Charting the Course: A Flight Plan for Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Canada (Invite-only)

As the aviation sector works to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) can play an integral role. While Canada has the potential to lead in creating a sustainable aviation fuel value chain, we also face significant “turbulence” on the path to net zero. In part two of this roundtable series, leaders and decision-makers will convene at GLOBE Forum 2024 to understand the environment required to produce, deliver, and employ SAF across Canada. Our goal is to create a tangible action plan for a decarbonized Canadian aviation fuel supply chain that delivers shareholder returns and customer value. 

Business to Business: Strengthening Supply Chains for Canada’s Energy Transition (Invite-only)

Supply chains for the energy transition are under stress in Canada and around the world. We need new business models for a net-zero economy. Join large corporates, Canadian SMEs (small-medium-enterprises), business associations, and public policy experts at this interactive roundtable to identify opportunities for optimizing procurement processes and supply chain performance. Participants will bring forward ideas and innovations to match supply with demand for clean energy and electrificationan essential component to accelerating the clean economy. 

Business to Business: Strengthening Supply Chains for Low-carbon Buildings in Canada (Invite-only)

The housing supply-gap is estimated to reach 3.5 million housing units by 2030. As suppliers of building materials, project management services, and construction, SMEs are projected to play a vital role in accelerating climate-friendly construction. In order to the meet growing demand across Canada’s residential, institutional, and commercial built environments, these companies must optimize productivity and supply chain performance for both building retrofits and new construction. Join stakeholders from across the construction value chain at this roundtable to identify challenges and opportunities for equipping Canadian SMEs to take on this challenge. 

Achieving Success Through Value Chain Collaboration Models

Reducing value chain emissions poses substantial challenges and represents some of the greatest opportunity to achieve climate targets. The complexity of reducing value chain emissions requires significant collaboration and partnership, both across and within industries and sectors. Join this session to learn from real-world examples that will provide tools and inspiration to support your organization’s decarbonization journey.

A Powerful Transformation: Mobilizing Technology & Capital for a Net-Zero Electricity Grid

Net-zero electricity is critical to delivering on our climate and sustainability commitments. The transformation of our electricity system to net-zero will require significant investment, technology scale-up, and collaboration across industry, governments and other stakeholders. Join executive leaders for this timely discussion on how we can mobilize the financing, capital and technologies required to enable a net-zero electricity system. 

Planting Forests, Not Trees: Opportunities for Corporate Sustainability with Miyawaki Mini-Forests

The release of the Nature Based Financial Disclosure framework is causing corporations to take a fresh look at nature based solutions and biodiversity. As business looks at both risks and opportunities, Miyawaki Mini-Forests are emerging in Canada as a means to engage employees and community groups while building back nature in the communities where they operate. This session will explore why urban reforestation matters and how the private sector is undertaking efforts to leverage the opportunity. 

Scaling Circularity: Strategies for Implementing Circular Practices in Your Organization

Scaling circularity is not only about growing new technologies or starting new businesses; it’s also about rethinking how existing business models and operations can adapt and innovate. There are opportunities to implement circular initiatives within existing businesses, but scaling them requires investment, stakeholder buy-in, and collaboration. Join us to discuss how to overcome the barriers of scaling circularity and stay ahead of the curve. 

Valuing Nature Services: The Intangible Benefits of our Natural Capital

Though often viewed as “free,” nature has intrinsic value that is frequently underestimated. The “intangible” benefits derived from our natural capital drive significant economic value across numerous sectors, yet standard valuation practices habitually ignore this value. This session will explore how to use natural asset inventories as a starting point to understand the value of nature’s services, and how the value of natural assets can be incorporated into your organization.

Canadian Cleantech Leadership Panel

Hear from leading Canadian cleantech companies as they share their approaches to advancing innovative solutions to achieving net zero and speak to the successes and the barriers to overcome. Their stories highlight how we can work together to mobilize the development, deployment and adoption of cleantech and build a more inclusive and just transition to our net-zero future.