Environmental, Social and Governance Criteria and its role in Climate Action
Date & Time
Thursday, November 3, 2022, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Rabiz Foda, P.Eng., FEC, ICD.D, SMIEEE, MIET

Science and technology are key enablers of economic development. Natural resources are the core of Canadian economic competitiveness. Traditionally, energy is a product of natural resources. The tsunami of extraction of carbon from earth and its explosive addition to the environment for ‘mass production’, has led to deteriorating global climatic conditions. To address the nexus between energy, water, health and food, and a transition from resource based to knowledge driven economy, a scientific evolution in energy and disruptive innovations in technology are needed for sustainable development. In this session, it is proposed to encourage thought provoking discussions on an approach and a path forward at the intersection of sustainable development, ESG elements and climate actions. Policy and planning involves disruptive innovations and transformative challenges for Canada on the principles of ESG. The ability of Canadian science and technology to harness the power of collaboration in a global leadership role for ‘enabling our future with sustainable energy’ – a golden thread that connects rapid economic growth, increased social equity, and an environment that promotes global development and prosperity. Some points for inclusion are: 1. Enabling Canada’s Science and technology, R&D with emerging economies. 2. Climate action from scientific evolution to technological revolution. 3.Reorienting scientific temperament towards social innovations, technological entrepreneurship, policies and green growth to contribute to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 4. Adoption of new partnerships including knowledge and technology transfer.

Session Type
Engineering Solutions to the Climate Crisis