- Net Zero: The nature of the challenge
- Systems change: Accelerating transitions
A course to equip leaders in government, industry and civil society with the knowledge needed to move their organizations, and Canada as a whole, toward net zero. Sessions held throughout the year: join our waiting list to learn more.
With more than 60 other countries, Canada has committed to reach net zero by 2050. However, there remains a limited understanding of the nature of the net zero challenge and how to formulate a strategic response. For instance, what is the scope and magnitude of change entailed by net zero? How can this change be systematized and accelerated?
Which actions and approaches give us the best chance of achieving a desirable net-zero future? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed in The Transition Accelerator’s condensed course Net Zero Changes Everything: A Strategic Approach.
This course is for you if:
James Meadowcroft, PhD, is a professor at the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University where he has held a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Governance for Sustainable Development. His recent work focuses on energy and the transition to a low-carbon society, including publications on carbon capture and storage (CCS), smart grids, the development of Ontario’s electricity system, the politics of socio-technical transitions and negative carbon emissions.
Stephen Hill, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the School of the Environment at Trent University. His research focuses on environmental and renewable energy management and policy in Canada. He is working to understand the nature of controversy and conflict surrounding renewable energy technologies (supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council).
Net-Zero Changes Everything effectively aligned our team on the science, technology, and policy drivers of the energy transition, in terms that both engineers and policy analysts could understand. It also helped the team to appreciate the scope of the transition beyond traditional industry silos.
This course provided an enlightening look at the challenges of changing entire systems and the unique impediments for Canada given our current industries and geography.
The instructor makes this course. Dr. Hill was incredibly pleasant, knowledgeable, and open to listening and engaging with all attendees. I’ve completed 24 professional development courses over the past 9 years, and this is a standout among them.
I would say this course is required learning for many people working on climate change across the federal government.
I liked that we had a chance to apply what we learned. I loved the teaching approach.