Canada’s economy and the lives of Canadians are highly reliant on the materials and products produced by the chemical and fertilizer industry. In 2020, Canada’s chemical and fertilizer sector produced 21 Mt of GHGs, making it by far the largest emitter of the heavy industries—and nearly on par with steel and cement combined.
Currently, Canada does not have a net-zero pathway for chemicals and fertilizers (unlike cement, for example), nor is there an overarching government decarbonization strategy for heavy industry as exists in some other jurisdictions.
Joined by senior representatives of the chemistry and clean energy sector in Canada, Clean Energy Canada held an in-depth discussion about the opportunities and challenges to decarbonize Canada’s chemistry sector in line with 2030 and 2050 commitments by industry and governments.
Discussion topics included:
- What is the current emission profile for the chemistry sector in Canada and how does it rank among Canadian industrial emitters?
- What are the current actions underway and proposals under consideration to meet reduction targets?
- What are the outstanding challenges that need to be addressed to achieve objectives?
- How can we determine, evaluate and advance the best market opportunities for Canada in the clean chemicals sector?
- How can government, industry and stakeholders partner to meet our targets?
Watch the webinar recording above or read our white paper to learn more.