Pembina Institute executive director, board member named climate championsThe British High Commission celebrates 26 Canadian climate action leaders in countdown to COP26

May 4, 2021

British High Commission awards

VANCOUVER — The Pembina Institute is delighted to announce that Linda Coady, our executive director, has been named one of Canada’s Climate Champions by the British High Commission and Canada Climate Law Initiative, along with board member Sara Hastings-Simon, who founded the Business Renewables Centre Canada as clean economy director at Pembina.

In the six-month countdown to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), the British High Commission and the Canada Climate Law Initiative, with its 70 Canadian climate governance experts, have identified exceptional Canadians who are actively working toward getting Canada to net-zero carbon emissions.


“We extend our enthusiastic congratulations to Linda Coady and Sara Hastings-Simon for this well-deserved recognition. The Pembina Institute has a legacy of advancing environmental and climate action on difficult energy issues. From methane to the clean fuel standard to understanding pathways to net-zero, as executive director Linda brings her deep experience to ensuring the Institute is tackling the toughest emissions on the road to COP26.”

David Runnalls, chair of the board of directors, Pembina Institute

“I am honoured and humbled by this recognition especially given the other exceptional individuals named as climate champions today. We have seen real progress toward climate action this year. With Canada’s commitment to reduce emissions 40 to 45 per cent by 2030, the recognition that carbon pricing is essential, and multi-party support for a clean fuel standard, I am heartened by the progress made so far to address this most urgent crisis head-on. We have a tremendous opportunity before us. As momentum builds toward COP26, we will continue to push for solutions that are inclusive, fair, and sustainable so that everyone can prosper in a greener economy.”

— Linda Coady, executive director, Pembina Institute



Victoria Foote
Senior manager strategic communications, Pembina Institute


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