Two webinars to illuminate path to B.C. clean growth strategyMedia advisory: Pembina Institute offers insight on government’s intentions papers for building, transportation, and industrial sectors

July 24, 2018

The B.C. government has released its clean growth intentions papers for the building, transportation, and industrial sectors. Photo: Stephen Hui, Pembina Institute

VANCOUVER / MUSQUEAM, SQUAMISH & TSLEIL-WAUTUTH TERRITORIES — The B.C. government has outlined some of its high-level thinking on building a clean growth economy in the lead-up to this fall’s climate strategy.

In the wake of the province’s release of intentions papers for the building, transportation, and industrial sectors for consultation, the Pembina Institute will host two webinars to help inform this important conversation. The public and media are invited to participate in these one-hour forums via web or telephone (free of charge); online registration is required.

A strong B.C. climate plan would lower carbon pollution and incentivize clean innovation. Industry (41 per cent), transportation (39 per cent), and the built environment (17 per cent) are the sectors responsible for most of B.C.’s climate-damaging emissions.

In order to eliminate carbon pollution from existing homes and buildings, B.C. needs to upgrade 30,000 houses, 17,000 apartments, and 3 million square metres of commercial space every year for the next two decades. (The province also needs a strategy to reduce carbon pollution from freight, and regulations to address the natural gas sector’s methane leak problem.)

Karen Tam Wu, B.C. managing director at the Pembina Institute and a member of B.C.’s Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council, will moderate both hourlong webinars. The clean energy think-tank’s experts are also available for media interviews on this topic.

The deadline for public input on the clean growth intentions papers is August 24.

Webinar 1: Setting intentions for B.C.'s next climate strategy

An overview and our initial assessment

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Time: 11 a.m. PDT

Register: connect.pembina.org/SettingIntentions

Speakers: 

  • Maximilian Kniewasser, director, B.C. climate policy program, Pembina Institute 
  • Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze, director, buildings and urban solutions program, Pembina Institute 
  • Jeremy Moorhouse, senior analyst, Clean Energy Canada 

Webinar 2: Making low-carbon buildings the new normal in B.C.

Our perspective on the path forward

Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018

Time: 2 p.m. PDT

Register: connect.pembina.org/BuildingIntentions

Speaker: 

  • Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze, director, buildings and urban solutions program, Pembina Institute 

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Contact

Stephen Hui
Communications Lead, Pembina Institute
778-987-7654
stephenh@pembina.org
Tw: @StephenHui

Background

Backgrounder: Limiting Methane Pollution from B.C.’s Gas Sector

Infographic: B.C. needs a low-carbon buildings strategy

Media release: New B.C. climate targets must be backed up by robust plan and accountability mechanism

Op-ed: B.C. needs strategy to tackle rising costs of climate change

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About the Pembina Institute

The Pembina Institute is a non-profit think-tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. We have offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Ottawa. Learn more: www.pembina.org

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