The Road to Net-Zero

The Road to Net-Zero

The Road to Net-Zero

Let’s talk about the Road to Net-Zero. 

Many charts show that the growth in renewable energy and electric vehicles does not translate to a decrease in oil and gas, and many have claimed that this energy transition has been incredibly slow considering the Paris Agreement was signed six years ago. 

In this webinar, experts will discuss if the transition we see in the statistics is translating into real life, where we are now, what countries are successful in their energy transition and what infrastructure we need to start making the transition substantial enough to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. 

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Meet the Moderator

Community leader and Calgary journalist Deborah Yedlin was elected the 14th chancellor of the University of Calgary, effective July 1st, 2018.

Yedlin has been observing, commenting and writing about business and politics for more than two decades, as a journalist for the Financial Post, Globe and Mail and Calgary Herald newspapers.  In addition to her writing, she has been a regular commentator for CBC Radio and Television, and CTV since 1996.

Her journey to becoming a business columnist was unconventional – but an undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta in Economics and English in 1984, coupled with her business experience that was augmented with an MBA from Queen’s University in 1991, have all built towards a resume that includes working on Wall Street and Bay Street.

Born and raised in Edmonton, Yedlin witnessed firsthand the power of education to provide the opportunity to rebuild a life in a new country, as the daughter of immigrants. As both her parents went on to become educators – in the public primary system and at the post-secondary level – Yedlin grew up immersed in the academic world.

Since moving to Calgary in 1992, Yedlin has been very active in the Calgary community. She was co-chair of the 2016 United Way Campaign, which raised more than $55 million during a difficult economic time for the city. She has served on the board of a number of arts and community organizations, including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Opera, YMCA Calgary, United Way Calgary, and Winsport. She was previously a member of the President’s Advisory Council at the University of Alberta and served on the Deans’ Advisory Council for the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary. 

Meet the Speakers

Assistant Professor and Schulich and Canada Research Chair (Integrated Knowledge, Engineering & Sustainable Communities), in the Center for Environmental Engineering Research and Education (CEERE) and the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary.   

President, ENMAX Power

Adjunct Professor at the Haskayne School of Business, Managing Director of ARC Financial and Deputy Director of the ARC Energy Research Institute

Associate professor of economics and scientific director of the Energy and Environmental Policy research division at The School of Public Policy