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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.

Climate Signals

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.

Policy Insight

Canada’s Steep Climb To Meet 2030 Emissions Targets

Scaling down Canada’s emissions rapidly to 440 Mt by 2030 will require cuts equal to around four times the drop seen during the pandemic.


Will Budget 2023 Spark A Green Investment Wave?

The budget offers a strong response to the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act, but new Net Zero investments could still face headwinds.

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Canada Needs Green Subsidies More Than Ever

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


Mapping Canada's $2 Trillion Net Zero Opportunity

Exploring the pathways and the investments and policies needed to achieve Net Zero.


How Canada Can Manage Energy & Environmental Security

Canada can still reach its 2050 Net Zero targets, but it may not be a linear journey.


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.


Canada is a nation of builders—but buildings are our third biggest source of greenhouse gases and release some 90 million tonnes of C02 annually. In Part 1 of a special two-part series of Disruptors, an RBC Podcast, host John Stackhouse chats with three experts committed to decarbonizing our buildings.

May 1, 2023

From Ship to Shelf: Vancouver’s Port of the Future

The pandemic, extreme weather events and record e-commerce demand have shone a spotlight on the world’s supply chains.

April 17, 2023

Ten Questions on Climate for Each Day

What's an 'SMR' and will electric vehicles strain Canada's electricity grid?

April 3, 2023

Soil: An Unexpected Climate Change Champion

We explore how soil carbon can advance The Next Green Revolution

January 13, 2023

Investing in Climate Action: What Canada Can Learn from the US

The world is finally standing up and taking action in the fight against climate change. How will it all be spent?

December 15, 2022

Biodiversity 3.0: How To Leverage Nature As An Asset

Exploring new models to fund biodiversity and how to incorporate tech into our country’s conservation efforts.

November 15, 2022

The Growing Challenge (Part 3): The Hidden Threat Of Food Spoilage And Waste

It’s an issue that’s estimated to cost Canada more than $21 billion per year—nevermind the environmental impacts. But how much…

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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