Top 5: Takeaways from GLOBE 2016

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Opinion
By Steven Pacifico, Director, Energy Exchange[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider size=”40″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]IN MARCH, I had the pleasure of attending the GLOBE 2016 Conference in Vancouver, Canada. This was the third GLOBE conference I have attended and I believe it was one of the best! I’ve been a sustainability practitioner for over 20 years and the sense of optimism and alignment from coast-to-coast-to-coast has never been greater. GLOBE is North America’s largest and longest-running Conference and Exposition series dedicated to business innovation for the planet. Over 2,000 participants from 50 countries attended, with 75% of delegates from Canada.

These are my top 5 takeaways from GLOBE to give you a sense of why I’m so optimistic about building a low-carbon and sustainable economy for Canada (and if you know me, I’m a pretty optimistic person).  I will also leave you with the two big questions I still have after GLOBE.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][mk_image src=”” image_width=”800″ image_height=”350″ crop=”true” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Let us know what you think! Join the conversation by commenting below or tweeting us at @ProbeEnergyEx!


Top 5 Takeaways:

  1. The stars have aligned, finally! There is a new level of willingness to collaborate across governments, business and civil society.
  2. We are moving towards a low carbon economy (oh yes, it’s happening).
  3. More investments in clean technology, innovation, and resilient communities are coming.
  4. A new era of positive indigenous-Canadian relations is upon us.
  5. Like my mama always said “waste not want not”: a zero-waste economy is worth trillions.

My 2 Big Questions: 

  1. How important will natural gas be,realistically, as a transition fuel in an aspiring low-carbon economy? And for how long?
  2. How ready are renewable energy technologies, including storage, to overtake fossil fuels?

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