Reaching net zero by 2050 won’t be easy. Incremental emissions reductions are no longer enough to meet our climate goals. Instead, the net zero transition will require major changes in fundamental systems, like the way we produce and distribute energy, move people and goods and build and live within our cities. If there is one thing we know for certain, it’s that net zero changes everything.
As daunting as that may seem, the economic, social and technological changes already affecting key sectors of Canada’s economy in regions across the country also present an unprecedented opportunity to direct these disruptions to create the future we want: one that is more prosperous, more equitable, and greener, too. We just need to figure out how to get there.
Pathways to Net Zero: A Transition Accelerator Webinar Series focuses on credible, compelling pathways capable of driving Canada to reach net zero by 2050. This not-to-be-missed series will feature engaging and thought-provoking expert presentations, conversations and debates concerning viable net zero solutions and how they can be applied by governments, industry and investors to achieve Canada’s climate, economic and social goals.
Carbon Capture and Storage: some count on it as a pathway to a net-zero world, while others say it’s an empty promise. While CCS has been in use and development for more than 20 years and its potential as a technology is considerable, its expense, technological difficulties and limited efficiency are often cited as barriers to its widespread adoption. Nonetheless, with the urgent need to decarbonize, the potential of CCS as a critical mitigation tool for reaching environmental targets continues to garner its champions in industry, government and academia.