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. 

Transforming Transportation: Decarbonizing the Supply Chain

Transportation services represent a large share of many organizations’ total emissions and must be tackled to reach net zero. While rail and marine are efficient modes of transportation and have made strides to decarbonize, there is still much work to be done – and the journey cannot be made alone. At this interactive session, stakeholders from across the transportation supply chain will explore how we can collaborate to further optimize the efficiency of existing technologies and accelerate the development of new solutions that will transport us to a more sustainable 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.

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.

The Role of the Gas System in a Low-Carbon Future

Energy providers, Indigenous communities, all levels of government, industry and other stakeholders are working to lower emissions and support a prosperous transition to a lower-carbon economy. In this session, we’ll discuss the innovative solutions and approaches that will allow us to leverage our natural gas infrastructure to enable this transition. Join us to uncover how we can collaborate to build on the strengths of the gas and electricity systems and provide safe, reliable and affordable low-carbon energy for British Columbians.

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. 

Introducing the Net Zero Supply Chain (NZSC) Initiative

The Net Zero Supply Chain (NZSC) Initiative is led by Delphi, GLOBE Series, and 7Gen, in partnership with Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, DP World, BC Hydro, CN, ABB, ClearBlue Infrastructure, Canadian Tire, and Loblaws. 

The first of its kind in Canada, the NZSC Initiative will help decarbonize Canada’s transportation sector and deliver significant environmental, social and economic benefits. Join us for the official launch and learn about opportunities for your organization to get involved!

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. 

AI for Sustainability: Accelerating a Regenerative Future

Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents an opportunity to drastically accelerate change in this decade of action. This rapidly evolving technology can be used to analyze complex datasets, advance the development of sustainable solutions, empower the green workforce, and more. Join Microsoft and other industry experts to get an inside look at some of the latest ways AI is driving forward sustainability progress and learn how your organization can responsibly implement artificial intelligence to create real progress towards your ESG goals.