BC climate action - getting to 2030 and beyond
Presented by BCSEA, in association with the Pembina Institute and FortisBC, this webinar will look to the decade ahead and what will be required to meet British Columbia's 2030 climate target and set us on a path to meet our longer term targets.
Karen Tam Wu, B.C. Director, Pembina Institute
Karen Tam Wu, B.C. Regional Director at the Pembina Institute, will provide an overview of the state of climate policy in B.C. and priorities for 2020. The CleanBC plan is projected to get the province 75% of the way to its 2030 target. Karen will provide an analysis of what’s needed to ensure B.C. stays on track to its climate targets and provide an example for the rest of Canada.
Karen Tam Wu is the regional director of British Columbia at the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading clean energy think tank. She is also a member of the B.C. government’s Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council.
Through cross-sectoral consultation and engagement, Karen leads initiatives to advance clean energy solutions and improve energy efficiency in B.C. and across Canada. Previously, Karen worked with First Nations, communities, government, and industry on important conservation initiatives in B.C. A registered professional forester, Karen worked with forest companies worldwide for over a decade developing and implementing sustainable forest management systems.
Tyler Bryant, Public Policy Manager, FortisBC
Tyler Bryant, Public Policy Manager at FortisBC will walk us through FortisBC’s Clean Growth Pathway to 2050 and how the company is developing innovative energy solutions to advance a sustainable energy future for BC - including energy efficiency and conservation, renewable gas, zero and low transportation, and liquefied natural gas for marine bunkering. The approach combines strategies that together outline a clear path to meeting the provincial government’s GHG reduction goals. Along the way to 2050, FortisBC plans to meet its 30BY30 target—an emissions reduction goal that represents one of the most ambitious emissions reduction targets in the Canadian utility sector.
Tyler Bryant is the Low Carbon Policy and Strategy Manager at FortisBC focusing on initiatives that will allow FortisBC to thrive as Canada's largest investor-owned energy utility in the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Tyler is a ‘climate-hawk’ that brings a multi-faceted background and perspectives on energy systems and policy having worked for the International Energy Agency, David Suzuki Foundation and Natural Resources Canada.
Moderated by: Lana Gonoratsky, Co-Chair, British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association
A Q&A session will follow the presentations.
Date: March 12, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. PST