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Canadian Energy: Innovation, Opportunities, and challenges in the Era of Climate Change

This panel discussion will sehd light on Western Canada’s Innovation plans to tackle climate change. During this session, we will discuss various innovative initiatives in Alberta and Saskatchewan aimed at addressing climate change, and obstacles to adopting solutions. Speakers will be from the Clean Resource Innovation Network, ATCO, Spartan Control and CCS Knowledge in Saskatchewan.This panel presents a unique opportunity for U of T to convene players from Western Canada to talk about climate change. Discussions like this one at COP28 will underscore the importance of collective action and a unified all-hands-on-deck approach in tackling the climate challenge.

  • Chair and Moderator Shatha Qaqish-Clavering, Director of Strategy and Operations at Climate Positive Energy, University of Toronto
  • Glen McCrimmon, Director, Clean Resource Innovation Network
  • Dale Friesen, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Chief Government Affairs Officer, ATCO
  • Beth (Hardy) Valiaho, Vice President, Policy, Regulatory & Stakeholder Relations, International CCS Knowledge Centre
  • Nannette Ho-Covernton, Sustainability Leader, Spartan Controls
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December 08 - 15:00
December 08 - 16:00
Opening Day
Blue Zone

Climate & Environment Economic Development Energy transition


Climate Positive Energy at University of Toronto

COP guide 2023