Canada & the Green Transition
Perspectives on the Way Forward
May 4-5 2023
Thursday, May 4
(Breakfast available from 9:00)
10:00 – 10:45 | Introductions & Territorial Acknowledgement
10:00 – 10:45 | Roundtable Discussion: Where have we seen progress, where are the biggest gaps?
12:30 – 1:45 | Picnic lunch in Waterloo Park
1:45 – 3:00 | Perspectives on the Green Transition (Guests via ZOOM)
James Meadowcroft, Carleton University and The Transition Accelerator
John McNally, Program Director, Clean and Resilient Growth, Smart Prosperity Institute
3:00 – 5:00 | Brain-Storming Session: Next Steps in the Green Transition
Facilitator: Sally Heath, Quality Assurance, WLU
6:00 | Dinner
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Friday, May 5
(Breakfast available from 9:00)
9:30 – 10:30 | Author’s Discussions: Results from Day One
(A summary document will be prepared from previous day’s discussions)
10:30 – 12:00 | Roundtable Discussion: Perspectives from Outside Academia
Sandra Schwartz, Executive Director, CPAWS
Theresa A. McClenaghan, Executive Director and Counsel, CELA
Peter Massie, Manager, Techno-Economic Analysis, Office of Energy Research and Development, NRCan
Marisa Beck, Clean Growth Director, Canadian Climate Institute
12:00 – 1:30 | Networking Lunch with BSIA students in CIGI Courtyard
1:30 | Plans for crafting the Policy Brief and CEPP5 Conculsion
Canada has reached an inflection point in its political, economic and social evolution as a nation – will its future be ‘green’ or ‘brown’? Since 2016, the Trudeau Liberal government has committed to ambitious climate and environmental targets, including a 40–42% reduction in greenhouse gases from 2005 levels by 2030; an economy that is “Net Zero” by 2050; and protection of 17% of its terrestrial and marine areas. Moreover, it has…
Part 1 | Setting the Context
Chapter 1 | What is a ‘Just Transition’? Perspectives, Processes, Policy
Chapter 2 | Indigenous Knowledge and the Way Forward
Chapter 3 | Canadian Public Opinion and the Green Transition
Chapter 4 | Environmental Activism and Strategies for the Green Transition
Chapter 5 | Business and Multi-Sectoral Collaboration for Sustainability Transitions
Part 2 | Environmental Governance: How Does it Work?
Chapter 6 | Environmental Law for a Just Transition
Chapter 7 | Inside the Federal Government Machinery
Chapter 8 | Sustainability Approaches in Northern Indigenous Communities
Chapter 9 | The Low-Carbon Transition, Federalism and Policy Durability in Canada
Chapter 10 | Urban Politics of Climate and Energy Transitions
Chapter 11 | The Green Transition in North America: A 2030-for-2050 Net Zero Strategy
Chapter 12 | Canada and International Engagement: Can Canada Be A Leader in the Global Green Transition?
Part 3 | Cases
Chapter 13 | Northern Energy Transitions
Chapter 14 | Assessing Ottawa’s Paths to Net-Zero through an Energy Sustainability Lens
Chapter 15 | Water Policy and the Green Transition
Chapter 16 | Canadian Biodiversity Policy in the “Last, Best Chance to Save Nature” Decade
Chapter 17 | Sustainability Transitions Across the Agri-Food Landscape in Canada
Chapter 18 | Examining the ‘participatory turn’ in forestry governance – what potential does it hold for a green and just transitions?
[This section will be updated during the workshop]
Multi-Authored Policy Briefs
[Policy briefs will be posted immediately after the workshop]
The Padlet webpage that will be utilized during the workshop: Next Steps in the Green Transition
The Balsillie School is located at 67 Erb St. W, Waterloo. The front door is facing Erb St. and is open during regular business hours. You will need to sign in. Follow signs to room 142.
The Delta Hotel is located at 110 Erb St. W, Waterloo, a short 2-minute walk from the Balsillie School.
Public parking is available at the Erb Lot (formerly ‘Museum Lot’). Follow the directions HERE to pay using the HonkMobile app. You may send us your receipts for reimbursement.
Additional public parking is available at the Caroline North Lot and Caroline South Lot.
For those staying at the Delta, there is above and underground parking. Leave your license plate number with the front desk and tell them you are here for the Balsillie School’s Green Transition Workshop.