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