GLOBE Forum 2024 Closing Address from The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources (Pre-Recorded)
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, will begin the closing plenary session at GLOBE Forum 2024, in this pre-recorded address. For the first time in many years, Minister Wilkinson will not be at GLOBE Forum as he will be representing Canada at the International Energy Agency (IEA) Ministerial in Paris, a critical event that frames the global discussion around the energy transition. As the Vice Chair of the IEA this year, Minister Wilkinson will be advancing Canada’s climate priorities on the global stage.
Common Waters, Shared Visions: Indigenous Collaboration on B.C.’s Watershed Security Strategy
Long-term watershed security is critical for the future of British Columbia. First Nations and the Province have worked together to co-develop a Watershed Security Strategy. Join this session to learn about how the diversity of perspectives and approaches of First Nations and the Province came together to develop a Strategy that will realize better watershed outcomes for British Columbia.
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.
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.
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.
Weaving Traditional & Modern Stewardship: The Legacy of Indigenous Coastal Marine Management
This interactive panel session will examine how Indigenous stewardship of waters has evolved over time, through the strategic weaving of traditional guardianship responsibility with modern methods and technology. Speakers will discuss how building partnerships across First Nations, governments, and philanthropy has been key to making impactful changes to conservation efforts of the Great Bear Sea and beyond. The session hopes to invoke thoughtful reflection and conversation on how to reimagine roles of marine conservation today, as we collaboratively build a shared legacy for tomorrow.