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Jun 23

Special Policy Seminar: Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan – What’s Realistic?

Toronto ON, 1 King Street West

In-Person Conference

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The C.D. Howe Institute invites you to a Special Policy Seminar on the Emissions Reduction Plan. Experts on industry, energy and economics will review its targets sector-by-sector, asking what is doable, on what timelines, and at what cost. 

Session I: Testing the Feasibility of Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan

Key discussion questions:

  • Are the targets and timelines practical?
  • What do the targets imply for capital investments and stranded assets?
  • What are the implications for business and households?

Session II: Sector Analysis: Oil and Gas

Session III: Sector Analysis: Electricity

Session IV: Sector Analysis: Transportation

Session V: Sector Analysis: Buildings

Session VI: Evaluating the Emissions Reduction Plan: Goals, Timelines and Options

Key discussion questions:

  • Are the Plan’s goals reasonable? Are its timelines realistic?
  • What changes to the Plan could reduce its biggest economic costs?

How can the federal and provincial governments work better together? What is the potential role of businesses and households?


Jody Becker, Chief Strategy Officer, Executive Vice President Infrastructure Services & Technology, EllisDon
Chris Benedetti, Managing Partner, Sussex Strategy Group
Michael Bernstein, Executive Director, Canadians for Clean Prosperity
Dale Beugin, Vice President, Research and Analysis, Canadian Climate Institute
Francis Bradley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Electricity Canada
Daniel Breton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Electric Mobility Canada
Fatima Crerar, Vice President, Strategy & Partnerships, The Atmospheric Fund
Jerry DeMarco, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development , Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Colin Guldimann, Economist, Royal Bank of Canada
Devin Iverson, Director, Government Affairs, Cenovus Energy
Fatima Crerar, Vice President, Strategy & Partnerships, The Atmospheric Fund, 
Marla Orenstein, Director, Natural Resource Centre, Canada West Foundation
G. Kent Fellows, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Calgary
Monica Gattinger, Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, Full Professor at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa
Colin Guldimann, Economist, RBC
Richard Lyall, President and Chief Executive Officer, Residential Construction Council of Ontario|
Marla Orenstein, Director of the Natural Resources Centre, Canada West Foundation

Justin Rangooni, Executive Director, Energy Storage Canada
Flavio Volpe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association
David Yager, President, Yager Management Ltd.

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