The world is moving toward a lower-carbon economy. Canadian innovators, investors, and manufacturers have opportunities to help businesses around the world decrease their carbon footprint and lessen adverse environmental impacts.
In recent years, investments in renewable energy alone topped $286 billion in 2015 and global trade in climate-friendly technologies totals more than $250 billion each year. Canada is lagging many other countries in exporting climate-friendly technologies, but we do have a competitive edge in key sectors.
In this webinar based on Global Commerce Centre research, Jacqueline Palladini identifies and elaborates on the 17 global export strengths in climate-friendly products and related services. These include:
- Renewable energy: photovoltaic system controllers, towers and clutches for wind turbines, photosensitive semiconductors, biomass gasification tanks, and solar collectors.
- Energy efficiency: heating and cooling technologies, and gas turbines (excluding turbo jets)
- Waste management technologies: large waste containers, wastewater filters, liners, and membranes used by oil refineries, landfills, and gas stations
Canada is also among the world leaders in carbon capture and storage technologies, which represent another important market opportunity for Canadian businesses.
This webinar is based on the Global Commerce Centre report, Clean Trade: Canada’s Global Opportunities in Climate-Friendly Technologies