Advancing Sustainable Energy in Troubled Times

What Action‎ Do Canada, Germany and the G7 Need to Take?
lundi, 9 avril 2018 - 3:45 pm5:30 pm
Rafael Dezordi
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This event is organized by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in partnership with the Smart Prosperity Institute, the University of Ottawa Institute for Science, Society and Policy and with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

This year, Canada assumed the G7 presidency. From June 8 to 9, the leaders of the world’s most advanced economies will meet to discuss and attempt to build consensus around today’s most challenging global issues. One of the five G7 themes announced by Prime Minister Trudeau this year is ‘working together on climate change, oceans and clean energy’.

The panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities of the G7 in advancing clean energy in times of political uncertainty, rising economic nationalism and resurgent climate change skepticism. While sharing experiences from Canada and Germany, the conversation will focus on the ways that the G7 can share best practices, set the right conditions, avoid roadblocks, and present tangible strategies for a smooth transition towards sustainable energy.