Decarbonizing Industry: What Canada and its Transatlantic Allies can learn from each other
9:00 - 10:30 ET // 15:00 - 16:30 CET
In-person and online streaming
Heavy industry is directly responsible for around a quarter of global energy system emissions. The G7 countries, with 40% of global GDP and mature industrial sectors, have an outsized role to play in driving the decarbonization of industry on a path to net zero.
The 2021 G7 Industrial Decarbonization Agenda and subsequent IEA recommendations for Achieving Net Zero Heavy Industry Sectors in G7 Members, have set a clear framework for action. In recent years, G7 countries have made significant progress. The United States has allocated substantial public spending to support supply- and demand-side measures under the Inflation Reduction Act, the European Union has adopted a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, and several countries (including Germany, Italy and France), have launched national hydrogen strategies and began construction on near-zero demonstration facilities.
This event presented the findings from Clean Energy Canada’s recent White Paper Decarbonizing Industry in Canada and the G7, which evaluates Canada’s own progress towards industrial decarbonization and identifies opportunities to learn from similar jurisdictions. Panelists from government and industry discussed key hurdles and opportunities to bring heavy industry to a net-zero future, and what Canada and its Transatlantic allies can learn from each other.
- Rachel Doran, Director of Policy and Strategy, Clean Energy Canada
- Oliver Sheldrick-Moyle, Program Manager, Clean Economy, Clean Energy Canada
- Soledad Reeve, Senior Advisor, Innovation Branch, Natural Resources Canada
- Stela Ivanova, Policy Advisor on Industrial Decarbonization at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
- Derek Eaton, Director of Industrial Policy, Transition Accelerator