This page shares some events related to the theme: the energy transition in Canada. These events are not organized by the EMI.

Net-zero emission scenarios by 2050 for climate policy: how to move from political ambition to country-level pathways ”

Webinar organized by IRENA and UNFCCC

Date: Thursday, 17 December 2020
Time: 03:00pm (CET)

On the 17th of December, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will bring together global leaders and experts to discuss the importance of long-term energy scenarios (LTES) in guiding ambitious climate objectives, and how to better align LTES with the Paris agreement through LT-LEDS.

The discussion will be informed by the findings from the LTES campaign so far. The following speakers have been confirmed for the event:

  • Francesco La Camera: Director General, IRENA.
  • Patricia Espinosa: Executive Secretary, UNFCCC.
  • Dolf Gielen: Director, Innovation and Technology Centre, IRENA.
  • Elizabeth Press: Director, Planning and Programme Support, IRENA.
  • James Grabert: Director, Mitigation, UNFCCC.
  • Hans van Steen: Acting Director on Renewables, Research, Innovation and Energy Efficiency, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission.
  • More speakers will be announced shortly.

The webinar concept note and agenda will be made available soon.  For more information see the event page.

Organized by Canada 2020

Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Time: 12:30-2:15pm (EST)
Live Links: Watch on Facebook or on Zoom

Next Wednesday, December 16th from 12:30-2:15 pm ET, Canada 2020 is hosting Canada’s Energy Transformation, a live and virtual event exploring the shifting global energy market, Canada’s place within it, and how different stakeholders across the sector are meeting the challenge.

We are pleased to announce the participation of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Hon. Seamus O’Regan, and the Hon. Anne McLellan, Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones, with more speakers to be announced soon.

Impacts of COVID-19 and recovery packages on climate change mitigation action

Webinar organized by RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE)
Navigate project

Date: Thursday, 17 December 2020
Time: 3:00-4:30pm (CET)

The rapid and ongoing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to societal lockdowns and unprecedented policy measures in most countries around the world. These COVID-19 response measures have resulted in a multifaceted shock on the world economy pushing many countries into a deep recession and affecting both supply and demand.

The key question is whether and how the COVID-19 shock will affect emissions and climate change mitigation efforts in the longer term. Researchers in the NAVIGATE project are currently investigating the implications of COVID-19 and recovery packages on climate change mitigation action, mainly focusing on three categories of impacts that have the potential to substantially influence climate policy developments: Macro-economic impacts, impacts on demand and lifestyles and impacts on inequality. In this webinar, the researchers will present concepts and first results of their analyses.

For further information, please visit the webinar web page