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Timber Rising: How Wood Can Spur Canada’s Green Building Drive

Mass timber deployment in new apartments, condos, and office towers could cut emissions by at least 9MT, or nearly 10% of the sector’s emissions, by 2030.


A New Ag Deal: A 9-Point Plan For Climate-Smart Agriculture

The nine-point plan could serve as a powerful response to IRA’s ambition, and lays the ground for a prosperous, expanded, and sustainable food powerhouse.


Next Generation: Ottawa’s Proposed Rules Push Provinces To Build Cleaner

The federal government’s much-anticipated Clean Electricity Regulations sketch out a roadmap for a Net Zero grid by 2035—with a few detours.


Canada’s $40 Billion Net Zero Building Challenge

Canada’s buildings are already among our biggest emitters, generating some 90 MT of greenhouses gases annually. Constructing nearly 6 million new ones according to current practices will only worsen that problem. To meet our Net Zero targets, we’ll need to change how we build.


Unlocking Indigenous Potential To Power Canada's Net Zero Economy

Allen Clarke, an Indigenous expert, explores three mutually beneficial ways Canada can unlock capital for Indigenous participation in major green projects


Three Ways Canada Can Address The World's Gas & Climate Crises

Each path carries economic and climate risks that Canadian policymakers and industry must weigh quickly—the window of opportunity won’t be open for long.


Canada Needs Green Subsidies More Than Ever

Canada’s transition strategy needs to go past electric vehicles and critical minerals.


The Next Green Revolution Project

How Canada Can Produce More Food and Fewer Emissions

The world needs a new Green Revolution, and Canada can play a leading role—indeed, it can be our moonshot for 2030 and beyond.

LATEST PODCAST October 31, 2023

Buildings are critical to the climate transition. Two leaders in the development of sustainable buildings, Chris Stern, CEO and Co-founder of Carbicrete and Patrick Chouinard, the Founder of Element5 discuss how sustainable materials can help lower Canada's carbon footprint.

October 30, 2023

Soaring Toward a Greener Future with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Can sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)l help Canada reach new heights in the fight against climate change? Two experts explains how SAF is shaking up the aviation industry with an alternative method to power existing aircrafts, with aims of decarbonization to achieve a more sustainable sky.

September 19, 2023

Disruptors: Season Seven

What an epic, even historic, summer it was. Heatwaves, wildfires, storms – it was like Mother Nature and Planet Earth were reminding us that no matter where we are, or what we do, the climate is profoundly changing. Now, as climate presents equal parts challenges and opportunities, we’ll need to accelerate climate action.

More Climate News at RBC

2022 Net-Zero Report

Outlines our initial interim emissions reduction targets for the Oil & Gas sector, and the Power Generation and Automotive sub-sectors, our target-setting methodology, and the principles and beliefs that guided the target setting process, including our beliefs on the role for banks and other stakeholders in the transition to net zero.

2022 Climate Report

Summarizes progress to date in advancing how we manage climate-related risks and opportunities in line with our enterprise climate strategy, the RBC Climate Blueprint, and in implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

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