Over the past 10 years, dialogue about future economic prosperity for Canada has been fundamentally altered with the introduction of climate change scenarios. This dialogue has changed the way we view the roles of governments, regulators, private industry, and other stakeholders. Given the important role energy, in all its forms, plays directly and indirectly in Canada’s economy, as well as the impact it has on the environment and society as a whole, Canada needs a responsible, well-informed dialogue on the range of issues flowing from our energy sector as global economies transition to clean growth futures.
The imperative to transition to a clean growth economy in Canada, without sacrificing economic growth and wealth creation has never been greater.
The Conference Board of Canada believes that a collaborative approach, involving multiple stakeholders across the full spectrum of the energy system can contribute to creating a roadmap that balances economic prosperity with environmental sustainability at a reasonable pace. CEGE is focused on providing the research and dialogue leaders need to do just that.
CEGE is building on Canada’s business and intellectual strengths to provide independent evidence for the path forward without sacrificing growth, wealth creation, sustainability, and social well-being.
How We Define Ourselves
- Clean Energy—all energy production that reduces GHG emissions, is sustainable, and reduces environmental footprints
- Growth—a measured and meaningful increase
- Economy—the production, distribution, trade, and consumption of goods and services
CEGE brings together and builds consensus between diverse funders to develop a road map for the Canadian economy as we progress towards a clean growth future. CEGE provides valuable learning, networking, policy development, and focused research to funders, and through external communications, to leaders throughout Canada.