Actions and Detail Panel
Seminar - Greening the Economy & a Just Transition
Fri, November 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
In December 2015, 195 countries adopted the Paris Agreement on climate change - a universal and legally binding agreement that set out an action plan towards greening the global economy and limiting the path to global warning.
At the Summit, Prime Minister Trudeau promised that the government would produce a plan to steer the Canadian economy away from its reliance on fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy sources. In such transition of our economy, we must consider the impact on workers who are employed in these sectors. What would a just transition look like?
More broadly across the country, what will be a framework for job creation in various sectors that would lift many Canadians out of unemployment or underemployment,while reducing Canada's carbon emissions, and helping to move the country towards a low-to-zero carbon economy?
This expert panel will discuss how all stakeholders can work together on the transitions and transformations that will balance the greening of our economy with assurances that decent jobs will be both created and protected through appropriate training and skill development for all.
Date and Time
Ted Rogers School of Management
55 Dundas St. W.
Floor 07, Room 1-148/150
Toronto, ON M5G 2C5