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Decarbonizing Canada’s Industries Panel

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Panelists
  • Tonja Leach, QUEST Canada Tonja Leach Executive Director - QUEST Canada
  • Robin Silvester Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Robin Silvester President & CEO - Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Adam Auer Cement Association of Canada Adam Auer Vice-President, Environment & Sustainability - Cement Association of Canada

In order to achieve its objective to lower greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, Canada needs to drastically accelerate the decarbonization of its industries. The role of the regulator in defining a clear objective, as well as coalitions of the willing to achieve that objective, will be absolutely necessary to reach a sustainable Canadian economy. 

This live panel and Q&A brings together experts from Canada’s industries and not-for-profit groups to explore Canada’s progress in achieving net-zero in its industries; the coalitions that will be necessary to make that happen; technology development and adoption; and the role of government.


Canada’s Future Energy Pathways Series

Shell Canada and TheFutureEconomy.ca have partnered to present “Canada’s Future Energy Pathways,” a three-part thought leadership series that will profile leaders from Canada’s energy and sustainability ecosystems.

This series is comprised of three panel discussions and three featured interviews on Canada’s transition to a low carbon economy. The topics covered include how to constructively discuss Canada’s energy future, Indigenous participation in Canada’s energy transition, and decarbonizing Canada’s industries. This series features voices from across various stakeholder groups, including government officials, Indigenous leaders, academics, youth and industry to encourage a thought-provoking and action-oriented national conversation on the future of energy in Canada. 

Tonja Leach, QUEST Canada
Tonja Leach
Executive Director - QUEST Canada

Tonja Leach is the Executive Director of QUEST Canada, a national non-governmental organization that works to accelerate the adoption of efficient and integrated community-scale energy systems. She is the former Communications Manager of the Canadian Gas Association. 

 

Robin Silvester Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Robin Silvester
President & CEO - Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Robin Silvester is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority where he is responsible for managing and developing Canada’s largest port. Mr. Silvester works in pursuit of the port’s mandate to facilitate Canada’s trade objectives while protecting the environment and considering local communities. 

Adam Auer Cement Association of Canada
Adam Auer
Vice-President, Environment & Sustainability - Cement Association of Canada

Adam Auer is the Vice-President of Environment and Sustainability at the Cement Association of Canada where he is responsible for developing relationships with government, industry, civil society and environmental groups in order to drive towards sustainable solutions in the cement industry. He has worked extensively in the public and private sectors, formerly serving as an advisor to Environment Canada.