I take Positive Energy’s report as a guidance document that I hope will assist in strengthening policymaker/regulator interactions and in undertaking new and innovative public engagement, both with a view to increasing confidence in the regulatory process. I think the report challenges us to try something new and be open to new ideas.
The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change underscores yet again the urgency to act, noting that climate change is widespread, rapid and intensifying. In Canada, there is far more consensus and support for taking action in business and society than there was even five years ago, and we have a comprehensive plan to reach our 2030 emissions reduction targets.
Advisory Council Member, Positive Energy President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Governments, corporations, and consumers, together with supporting strong Indigenous businesses, are an essential pathway to healing Canada’s relationship with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. By engaging in cultural understanding and strengthening community relations, we can walk the shared path towards an inclusive economy and prosperity for all Canadians. Economic reconciliation is where we each can make a tremendous impact every day!
From Monday, May 31 to Thursday, June 3, 2021, Positive Energy hosted a virtual conference exploring the roles and responsibilities between and among public authorities making decisions about Canada's energy future in an age of climate change. The conference convened senior leaders from business, government, Indigenous communities, civil society and the academy for a series of online, interactive, 1-hour sessions.
Featuring Keynote Speaker Mark Carney, Vice Chair of Brookfield Asset Management and Head of ESG, and Chief Terry Paul, Membertou First Nation, the two-day virtual event will bring together Indigenous communities from across Canada with government and project finance sectors for focused expert discussions.
New survey results from Positive Energy and Nanos Research evaluate how Canadians perceive the level of public consensus on a number of climate and energy issues. The survey asks Canadians about the current level of agreement on these issues, as well as the level of agreement relative to five years ago.
In this episode of Canadian Global Affairs Institute The Global Exchange Podcast, Colin Robertson speaks to Dr. Monica Gattinger, Director, ISSP and Chair, Positive Energy, uOttawa and the Honourable Jean Charest about COP26.