Publications

We are pleased to share our first publications, which we hope will set the Net-Zero Advisory Body, NZAB, on a course for long-term success in the years to come.

We welcome and encourage your thoughts on all our publications.

You can contact us at gcpc-nzab@canada.ca.

We are pleased to share our first publications, which we hope will set the Net-Zero Advisory Body, NZAB, on a course for long-term success in the years to come.

We welcome and encourage your thoughts on all our publications.

You can contact us at gcpc-nzab@canada.ca.

  • Net-Zero Pathways: Initial Observations

    supporting image

    Canada’s Net-Zero Advisory Body is proud to release our first publication, Net-Zero Pathways: Initial Observations.

    We have identified 10 values and principles that we believe should guide the development of transition pathways that are the most likely to lead Canada to achieve net-zero by 2050.

    By following these 10 values and principles, Canada can define pathways to net-zero that are not only achievable, but that can lead to a prosperous, fairer, healthier, and more prosperous future for all Canadians.

    To realize these benefits, we must act urgently and decisively, and collaborate across governments, sectors, regions, and communities. Immediate action must be taken to meet Canada’s net-zero target.

    This publication will guide our future work to engage and to develop advice on the building blocks to achieve net-zero.

  • Lines of Inquiry

    supporting image

    Our work is to be structured along specific "Lines of Inquiry", which are to be set at regular intervals and communicated publicly.

    These lines of inquiry may include specific sectors or thematic opportunities.

    The Net-Zero Advisory Body, NZAB, has set four initial lines of inquiry for its first year.

    Why these topics?

    • Highest emitting sectors
    • Institutional capacity, strategy and relationships—inside and outside of government—is essential for net-zero success
    • Based on consultations with the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change
    • Consistent with Terms of Reference


    It is our intent to provide advice on these areas through an annual report in early 2022, and earlier where possible.


    Lines of Inquiry

    Buildings Transportation Oil and Gas Governance

    Cross-cutting lenses

    Jobs and economic recovery
    Innovation
    Indigenous rights and reconciliation
    Equitable and inclusive transition
    Finance and capital mobilization


  • Proposed Priorities for Engagement

    supporting image

    Proposed purpose

    • Build awareness, dialogue and capacity on net-zero.
    • Hear and learn from diverse perspectives from across Canada.
    • Support the implementation of the 10 values and principles outlined in our report Net-Zero Pathways: Initials Observations.
    • Explore considerations for the NZAB’s Lines of Inquiry.
    • Provide advice informed by engagement to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change on pathways to net-zero.


    Proposed groups to engage with

    • Decision-makers, including governments and Indigenous Rights Holders.
    • Canadians, in all their diversity, who may or may not yet be thinking about net-zero.
    • Canadians who live and work in areas that are expected to be most affected by the transition to net-zero.
    • Individuals and organizations already engaged in developing and implementing pathways to net-zero.
    • Other advisory bodies with relevant mandates.


    Proposed methods

    • Connecting virtually with Canadians through social media and our website.
    • Supporting initiatives and projects across Canada that contribute to building general awareness and dialogue on net-zero.
    • Hosting and participating in workshops, conferences, roundtables or special events with individuals and groups that are working towards solutions in the areas covered by our Lines of Inquiry.


    Considerations for proposed priorities

    • These proposed priorities represent our initial thinking and approach to engagement; they are not exhaustive, as we expect to engage with others through additional ways as well.
    • They have been designed to respect several realities driven by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
    • The intent is to enable NZAB to host engagement opportunities ourselves, but also to participate in and/or benefit from activities led by others, to ensure we reach people where they are already active.
  • Proposed Priorities for Research and Analysis

    supporting image

    Proposed purpose

    • Learn from existing and emerging research and analysis from diverse and reputable sources.
    • Motivate new research and analysis on net-zero.
    • Support current and future Lines of Inquiry by the NZAB.
    • Support the implementation of the 10 values and principles outlined in our report Net-Zero Pathways: Initials Observations.
    • Provide advice informed by research and analysis to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change on pathways to net-zero.


    Proposed priority streams

    • Catalytic / Motivating – bring together experts, stakeholders, Indigenous peoples, and partners to stimulate the agenda for the Canadian research community and to motivate national conversations on net-zero pathways;
    • Targeted – use dedicated NZAB funding and partnerships to address specific net-zero research questions to inform the NZAB’s advice to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change; and
    • Synthesis / Validation – bring together existing research, verify analyses from other organizations, and model NZAB proposals as required, to ensure NZAB advice is based on transparent and high-quality data.


    Proposed priority methods

    • Public communication of priorities to catalyze new work.
    • Open calls for submissions of existing net-zero research and analysis.
    • Hosting/participating in thematic roundtables, conferences, and events.
    • Funding new research and analysis on specific topics/cross-cutting themes within lines of inquiry.
    • Building partnerships to support synthesis, validation and/or modelling needs.
    • Briefings with Canadian and international researchers, experts, stakeholders, Indigenous peoples, and NGOs.
    • Data, modelling, and analysis from federal officials.


    Considerations for proposed priorities

    • Confirm our commitment to using credible, transparent, and high-quality data and analysis.
    • Recognize existing research and analysis, as well as existing networks of climate expertise on net-zero.
    • Enable NZAB to pursue targeted projects ourselves, but also to participate in and/or learn from activities led by others.
Page last updated: 30 July 2021, 11:39