Globe Forum 24: Reaching Destination Net Zero

What are the most effective policy steps Canada can take to reach destination net zero? 

At GLOBE Forum 2024, the Canadian Climate Institute, in collaboration with the Trottier Family Foundation, explores this question through the Reaching Destination Net Zero track. 

Canada has made significant progress toward net zero thanks to strong federal policies such as the Clean Fuel Regulations, draft methane regulations for oil and gas, and a zero-emissions vehicle sales target. But, as our latest Early Estimate of National Emissions shows, more action is needed to reach Canada’s 2030 climate target and be on track for net zero emissions by 2050.

Through plenary talks, interactive workshops, and panel discussions, we’ll explore the policies that will support Canada to reach net zero , and keep us competitive in the global clean energy transition. 


We are Canada’s leading climate change policy research organization. We produce rigorous analysis, economic modelling, and in-depth research focused on three main priorities:

  • Incentivizing clean economic growth and low-carbon competitiveness,
  • Reducing emissions and accelerating Canada’s net zero energy transition,
  • Making our economy and infrastructure more resilient to a warming climate.

We also assess Canada’s climate policy progress through our 440 Megatonnes website. Canada has committed to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions to a maximum of 440 megatonnes in 2030. Is it on track to meet that target? What about reaching net zero emissions by 2050? 

Using exclusive data, 440 Megatonnes is Canada’s one-stop data shop for information on climate policy progress. 

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Reaching Destination Net Zero Hub Space 

Visit us throughout GLOBE Forum 2024 for an opportunity to network and learn more about Canada’s journey towards net zero. 

If you’re a journalist and you’d like to connect with Climate Institute staff or experts during the conference, please drop by our Hub Space and/or contact:

Janina Stajic, Communications Manager, 250-618-2360 

Alex Gair, Director of Engagement, 416-994-3081


11 am – 11:20 am, Main stage

Plenary: Climate Proofing Canadian Homes, Infrastructure & Communities

Join the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities; Rick Smith, President, the Canadian Climate Institute; and Celyeste Power, President and CEO of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, for a leadership dialogue on how we can climate-proof our homes, infrastructure and communities to help enable a more resilient, regenerative future.

2:30pm – 3:30 pm

The Power of Net Zero Policy: Creating the Conditions for Systems Wide Success

Join the Climate Institute’s Executive Vice-President, Dale Beugin, as well as Michael Bernstein Executive Director, Clean Prosperity, and Rachel Guthrie, Vice-President, ESG Integration, Export Development Canada, for a discussion on the power of policy to create system-wide change on the journey to net zero. 


8:30 am – 9:30 am, Room 119

Healthy Energy Homes: Going Beyond Sustainability

An interactive workshop that explores the connections between housing in Indigenous communities, health outcomes, clean energy, and energy efficiency inspired by a research project that is being co-developed by the Canadian Climate Institute and Indigenous Clean Energy. 

8:30 – 9:30 am

The Role of the Gas System in a Low-Carbon Future

Jason Dion, the Climate Institute’s Senior Research Director, moderates a panel that explores the role gas and electricity systems can play in British Columbia’s clean energy transition.

10 am – 12 noon

ADVANCE: Building Resilient Communities

A discussion on how Canada’s National Adaptation Strategy serves as the foundation for supporting our communities as they increase resilience to the impacts of climate change. 

10 am – 12 noon

ADVANCE: Reaching Destination Net Zero

Join Climate Institute researchers for a discussion on why reaching net zero will be a crucial step towards achieving a more regenerative future. They will show why reaching net zero requires the transformation of all sectors including our energy, transport, industry, agriculture, and land use systems, in tandem with unprecedented levels of cooperation and innovation.


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Mark your calendars for Canada’s preeminent climate policy conference on October 8, 2024, in Ottawa and online. Our annual conference, co-hosted with Canada’s Net-Zero Advisory Body, brings together leading climate policy experts from across Canada and around the world, for lively discussions on where Canada is on its path toward net zero.