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SE Speaker Series: Pathways to Carbon Neutrality

January 20, 2022 at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Canada has adopted stringent GHG reduction targets. Given that the energy sector alone is the source of more than 80% of emissions, it must be singled out as a priority sector for decarbonization. Knowing that this same sector accounts for 10.2% of GDP, and that Canadians are major consumers of energy—ranking second per capita among OECD countries—transforming the sector will be pivotal for the country’s future.

In his presentation, Simon Langlois-Bertrand, the lead author of the report, will summarize the possible pathways to carbon neutrality in Canada, and discuss what these pathways imply from both a technical and public policy perspective. Committing to the zero-carbon objective has a profound impact on the nature of the low-carbon transition, and has an impact on choices that need to be made today.

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Simon Langlois-Bertrand is a research associate at the Institut de l’énergie Trottier at Polytechnique Montreal. Specialist in energy politics and policy as well as in international relations, he teaches political science at Concordia University, at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), at McGill University, as well as at Carleton.

With university training in international affairs, in political science, and in computer and industrial engineering, his work focuses on the analysis and teaching of the political, social, and technical challenges related to sustainable development and energy policies, particularly surrounding low-carbon transitions.