The global low-carbon transition is accelerating. Canada plans to achieve a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. This primarily avoids the catastrophic effects of a warming climate and building a better, green, and sustainable future. Apart from Technology Development, Technology Development, Technology Development, Climate-related infrastructure will be crucial to low-carbon transition, and resilience to a changing climate, given the long lifespan of energy, transport, and building infrastructure today. Cities will serve as one of society’s main sources of CO₂ emissions, with buildings representing almost 40 percent of the overall energy consumption.
The inefficiency of buildings in terms of energy and resource use constitutes a large societal challenge in connection to our total consumption and CO₂ footprint. Moreover, it also puts pressure on the total integrated energy and city system. Climate crisis is another emerging concern. So, it is important to look at cities as a key enabler for a green and sustainable future, through energy efficiency measures and intelligent design, buildings can go from being a part of the problem to a part of the solution, with the potential of being integrated with a smart, liveable and sustainable city. This will also mean that we are progressing towards a plan of net-zero carbon faster!
Public Sector Network’s Building Green and Sustainable Cities event will equip attendees with the knowledge around how to think differently about the way their city works and continually look to adapt to the changing needs of their citizens, the new and evolving technologies, policies, rules, and regulations to build a prosperous low-carbon future in Canada. information for immediate use.
Integrating the right mix of people, processes, tools and technology needed for your smart green and sustainable cities
Understand what the green city platform of the future looks like and learn how to build it
Mayor Lisa Helps
Laurence Lavigne Lalonde
City of Montreal
City of New Westminster
Michael Tremblay ICD.D
Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards
University of Toronto
City of Victoria
Coastal First Nations - Great Bear Initiative Society
Sustainability City of Vancouver