Reforestation Reimagined: Fighting Climate Change with Drones
Cameron’s strategic vision and commitment to innovation have been key to Flash Forest’s success in scaling up reforestation initiatives. Through cutting-edge methods like drone planting, Cameron is driving Flash Forest towards a greener and healthier planet, exemplifying the intersection of passion and expertise in environmental conservation.
A Whole-of-Society Approach: Driving Transformational Change for Economy and Nature
Historically, economic growth and environmental conservation have often been at odds. Now, more than ever, we need to work together to generate a transformational shift in our ways of thinking and actions to protect and manage the health of ecosystems. Join this interactive session to discuss partnership-based approaches and frameworks to create pathways that mutually benefit our ecosystems and economy for current and future generations.
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.
Electrifying YVR: Connecting Goals to Innovative Solutions with the Integrated Marketplace
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is working with B.C.-based innovators to reduce emissions and electrify its operations to meet its net-zero-by-2030 commitment and become the world’s greenest airport. YVR is one of the primary testbeds for the Integrated Marketplace, developed by the Province of BC and supported by PacifiCan, that matches businesses and industry in need of forward-thinking solutions to utilize commercially ready, local designed innovations. Moderated by the Honourable Brenda Bailey, Minister of Jobs Economic Development and Innovation, this panel will discuss the incredible value in reducing risks for technology adoption through collaboration with local innovative solution providers and provide an overview of some of the learnings to date.
The Future of Forests: Leveraging Technology, Partnerships and Canada’s Forests on the Path to Net Zero
Forests have long played a critical role in Canada’s environment and economy. However, they are currently under threat as unprecedented climate-induced wildfires sweep the nation. At this session, discover how partnerships, technology and Indigenous Ways of Knowing can be used to regenerate these critical ecosystems and how, when protected and managed sustainably, forests can help drive progress towards net zero.
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: 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.
Climate Proofing Canadian Homes, Infrastructure & Communities: A Dialogue with Hon. Sean Fraser
To address both the housing and climate crises, Canada has an urgent need to build new homes and community infrastructure that is affordable, efficient and sustainable, while protecting communities from the impacts a changing climate. Join us for this timely leadership dialogue on how we can climate-proof our homes, infrastructure and communities to help enable a more resilient, regenerative future.