Organization: Climate Action Week 2019
Timeline for Completion: February 14 to 23, 2019
Canada has ambitious goals to reduce this country’s carbon emissions and help curb global warming. Buildings will play a major role in any successful outcome. In October 2018, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report on global warming that said staying below a 1.5°C temperature increase will require a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. With buildings accounting for 35% of all greenhouse gas emissions, they must be central to Canada`s climate plan.
Climate Action Week 2019: Exploring Energy Innovation in the Capital is a collaborative effort between local businesses, government and non-profits throughout the Ottawa region to identify the actions we need to take locally to ensure Canada’s meets its greenhouse gas reduction goals and climate change commitments.
Climate Action Week is comprised of an inspiring talk about the City of Ottawa’s vision to transform itself into a center for innovation, research and technology development through its commitment to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050; a series of short, interactive presentations that bring people face-to-face with researchers and innovators; a science expo; tours of the City of Ottawa to see how it is responding to climate change; and numerous networking opportunities.
Project entered on: January 27, 2019 at 3:15 pm