Globally, cities are responsible for 75 per cent of energy consumption and an equivalent share of greenhouse gas emissions. A growing number of international bodies—including the IPCC, IEA, OECD and the Global Commission on Climate and Economy—have recognized not only the pivotal role of cities, but underscored the need for stronger collaborative governance. To successfully enable the clean energy transition, shared policy frameworks between local and senior levels of government are necessary.
The Clean Energy Ministerial, taking place May 27–29, 2019, will attract energy ministers, policy-makers and sectoral leaders from the world’s largest economies to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. With this global expertise gathered in Vancouver, there is a unique opportunity to deepen knowledge on the critical role of local governments and their relationships with senior governments in accelerating the clean energy transition.
Building on international precedents, Renewable Cities will facilitate a deep dive into practical senior-local government collaboration and provide a venue to transcend traditional silos through facilitated dialogue. Over the 1.5-days, this conference will convene plenaries and breakout sessions with an emphasis on expert and peer learning.
This page will be updated as additional information is available.
For more information, see the detailed agenda page.
1:00 p.m. – Registration opens
3:00 p.m. – Opening plenary – Net Zero Buildings in B.C.: Collaboration, Innovation and Market Transformation
5:00 p.m. – Reception
9:00 a.m. – Opening plenary: Details to be announced
11:00 a.m. – Parallel breakout sessions:
11:00 a.m. – Renewable Transit: Enabling the Transition to 100% Zero Emission Buses
2:00 p.m. – Rolling out EV Charging Infrastructure: Top-down and Bottom-up Innovation
11:00 a.m. – Stimulate, Regulate and Accelerate: Leadership and Lessons to Generate RNG from Municipal Waste and Landfill Gas
2:00 p.m. – Separate and Aggregate: Leadership and Lessons on Organic Solid Waste Diversion
11:00 a.m. – Integrating Land-use and transportation planning as a key to reducing transport GHGs
2:00 p.m. – Setting the Agenda: prioritizing affordable housing and equity in land use planning processes
4:00 p.m. – Closing plenary: Details to be announced
5:00 p.m. – Conference close
For more information, see the speaker page. Current speakers include:
This information will be updated as new speakers are added. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive conference news.
Group admission (three or more participants)
Admission includes access to conference plenary and breakout sessions as well as refreshments, a reception and lunch. For registration inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 778-782-8851. For information on registration policies, including refunds, substitutions and privacy policies, click here. For media access, please e-mail email@example.com.
Government of Canada employees: Thanks to our partnership with Canada’s Department of Natural Resources, federal employees will receive a 100% fee waiver. Contact Kathryn Sheps (firstname.lastname@example.org / (778) 782-9622) to register.
Renewable Cities is a program of Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. State-City Collaboration on Clean Energy Transformations is a Clean Energy Ministerial 10 / Mission Innovation 4 Complementary Event. If you are interested in partnership, sponsorship or would like to suggest content, please contact Kathryn Sheps, Program Manager, at email@example.com
We would like to thank our event partners:
Electric bus image courtesy of Metro Transit