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TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE A Presentation to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment & Natural Resources ONE TONNE AT A TIME By Michael Gerbis, P.Eng. President of The Delphi Group
Key Messages Climate Change Represents a Significant Opportunity Canadian Innovation and Capacity can Tackle this Issue Meeting Kyoto is Not Insurmountable Significant Co-Benefits Must Start Taking Action Now Public Engagement & Empowerment is Key
Canada’s Climate Change Action Plan Not Just About Kyoto & Reducing CO 2 Significant Environmental Co-Benefits –Air Pollution (SOx, NOx, particulate, smog) Social & Human Health Benefits Economic Opportunity –Global Exports –Innovation –Enhanced Productivity & Competitiveness
The Emerging Carbon Marketplace Climate Change Solutions: $275-350 Billion; 5% annual growth Clean Energy: $6.5 - $8 Billion in 2000 $80 - $90 Billion in 2010 Demand for Climate Change Solutions Capital Stock Turnover Kyoto Flexibility Mechanisms International Finance Institutions Economic Growth Climate Change Mitigation Measures Corporate Competitivess & Eco-Efficiciency Energy Market Liberalization Energy Security and Interest in Renewables Health and Air Quality Benefits Potential
Market Snapshot – Canada Canadian Environmental Industry: 225,000 people in 6,400 firms Climate Change – ~ 600+ companies –generally high-tech with a strong R&D component –$3Billion & 23,000 jobs and growing
Our Supply Capacity Diversified Strong Niche Technologies Convergence & Integration with High Tech & Enabling Sectors Innovative Clusters Being Established Strong R&D Base CC Solution Providers Nano- tech Intelligent Systems Advanced Materials IT & Communi- cations E- Commerce Biotech
Areas of Competitive Advantage Integration of High-Tech & Environmental Solutions Oil & Gas Production (Up & Down Stream) Enhancing Resource Industry Efficiency –Mining, Minerals Production, Forestry Clean Energy Solutions –Small hydro, biomass, solar –Traditional (Advanced Materials)
Areas of Competitive Advantage Transportation –Alternative (Fuel Cells, Natural Gas, Biodiesel) –Traditional (Advanced Materials) Residential & Commercial Energy Efficiency –Design & construction (e.g. R 2000) –Windows, solar wall, insulation, –IT systems. HVAC, etc.
Examples of Innovative CC Solutions ATS Automation STANTEC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES
Meeting Our Kyoto Commitments CAN WE - YES!! Will We – Only if we… –Have strong Leadership and Direction from the Federal Government –Begin to take significant action now –Employ innovative mechanisms that spur private sector investments –Public engagement & empowerment are critical to success - plan must facilitate behavioural change
One Tonne Challenge Keep It Simple Engage and Educate –Language that speaks to the average Canadian: Health, Children, $$$ Make It Easy to Take Action Mandate and Empower –Vehicle fuel consumption –Energy efficiency of homes –Financial Incentives –True Cost of Energy (& Water)
Government’s Role Leader –Direction, Tools & Lead by Example Communicator –Climate Change = Significant Opportunity & Benefit to Canadians Facilitator of Behavioural Change Stimulator of Innovation
The Delphi Group For More Information Contact: Mike Gerbis, P.Eng. President 428 Gilmour St. Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0R8 Tel: (613) 562-2005 Fax: (613) 562-2008 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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