Navigating Energy Transitions: The implications of 1.5°C scenarios for Canada’s Paris-aligned energy transitions
Energy scenarios have a key role to play in guiding the energy transition by informing investor expectations and policy decision making. The recent IISD Navigating Energy Transitions report conducts an unprecedented analysis of the most influential modelled pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C. The research finds that all major 1.5°C scenarios agree: there is no room for new oil and gas development. This conclusion, shared by the International Energy Agency, has important implications for fossil fuel production both globally and in Canada and must be accounted for in Canadian policy-making.
This webinar unpacks key findings from IISD’s report, outlining barriers to energy transitions and highlighting solutions to overcome such challenges. Additionally, it provides Canadian policy-makers and financial institutions with information on how they can navigate the current energy crisis, while maintaining ambition to limit warming to 1.5°C. The event connects to current policy developments, including the proposed cap on emissions from the oil and gas sector and clean electricity regulations.
Following a presentation of the report’s key findings, panelists reflect on intersections with key Canadian policy areas and industries, and engage in a moderated discussion on the national implications of 1.5°C energy scenarios.
- Dan Woynillowicz, Principal, Polaris Strategy + Insight
- Olivier Bois von Kursk, Policy Analyst, IISD
- Caroline Lee, Research Lead, Mitigation, Canadian Climate Institute
- Jan Gorski, Program Director, Oil and Gas, Pembina Institute
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