Which policies will best lead us to a world with much lower greenhouse-gas emissions?
In a country as sprawling, complex, and economically diversified as Canada, getting to net-zero GHG emissions is a herculean task. It will require innovation in science and technology and collaboration among diverse stakeholders across all provinces and territories. It also demands bold public policies.
This interdisciplinary panel discussion will examine the many challenges involved in getting to net-zero, and the important role of public policy along the journey. The panel will examine the political landscape, the economic aspects of various policy approaches, the opportunities for Canada’s business sector, and the important role that civil society can play in this crucial transition.
Moderated by Max Bell School director and former chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, Chris Ragan, this panel brings together expert stakeholders from the perspectives of the private sector, politics, academia, and civil society to discuss Canada’s path to net zero.
Panelists include John Dillon, Senior Vice President, Policy and Corporate Counsel at the Business Council of Canada; Brian Topp, a partner at GT & Company and former chief of staff to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley; Nancy Olewiler, an economist and director of Simon Fraser University’s School of Public Policy; and Sabaa Khan, Director-General for Quebec and the Atlantic at the David Suzuki Foundation.
Tue, April 6, 2021 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT