Ontario Climate Action Series
The climate crisis is a growing threat to businesses, governments, and individuals around the world, but Ontario is well positioned to lead in the global green economy. Under the banner of the Ontario Economic Summit, the Ontario Climate Action Series is taking place from Fall 2021 to Spring 2022.
The Ontario Climate Action Series includes:
- A policy report analysing climate change in Ontario, organizational leadership, and policy recommendations for governments to take action.
- Sustainability seminars focused on different opportunities for climate innovation in Ontario – including cleantech, hydrogen, small modular reactors, zero-emission vehicles, and natural resources.
- A blog series highlighting private sector sustainability efforts in different sectors of our economy.
- An advocacy and communications campaign to build awareness around Ontario’s climate advantage.
The Ontario Climate Action Series examines the impacts of climate change on communities & businesses, showcase on-going leadership within Ontario, and encourage governments to enable further investment and innovation in climate action. Throughout the Series, we will demonstrate how Ontario can leverage its clean energy system, innovative cleantech sector, talented workforce, and other competitive advantages lead the global transition to net-zero.
Low-carbon hydrogen is a win-win for the climate and Ontario’s economy. It can be used to store energy and reduce emissions from heavy industry, long-distance transportation, and heating systems. Further, global demand for hydrogen is expected to blossom as its commercial viability is proven – providing Ontario with a promising export opportunity.
On December 10th, join the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) to learn how businesses in Ontario are developing and using hydrogen – and how the government is supporting them.
Climate change is a threat to communities in Ontario and around the world. Recognizing that net-zero is no longer a distant ambition but an urgent necessity, businesses in Ontario are adopting innovating solutions to lead the global transition.
On November 4, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce held a launch event for the release of its latest policy report, The Climate Catalyst: Ontario’s Leadership in the Green Global Economy.
The event featured a panel of experts – from the energy, transportation, insurance, and post-secondary sectors – to share how they are confronting climate change and what kinds of policies should be implemented to support them.
When it comes to cleantech, Ontario punches well above its weight. Researchers and companies across the province are developing an array of low-carbon solutions to support climate action – from battery storage and hydrogen to biochar, water treatment devices, vertical farms, carbon capture, and the world’s first battery-powered underground mine.
As the value of the global market is expected to reach $2.5 trillion in the next year, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and a panel of experts held a virtual event to learn more about Ontario’s competitive advantage, key challenges faced by the sector, and opportunities to unlock its long-term economic and environmental potential.
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Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO): Ontario’s Clean Energy Advantage
Ontario Power Generation (OPG): Climate Change Plan
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC): Disaster Resources
University of Toronto: Climate Positive Campus Plan
Enbridge: Net-Zero By 2050 Plan