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Event summary produced by The Globe and Mail Events team. The Globe’s editorial department was not involved.

There’s little room for debate on the idea that Canada needs more clean energy. As governments, society and the private sector work toward mitigating the impacts of climate change and achieving targets of net-zero emissions, the need for Canada to accelerate the development of clean energy has become apparent.

On June 9, The Globe and Mail hosted a webcast to bring energy leaders together to discuss strategies to overcome obstacles to clean energy development on a larger scale.

Missed the live event or would like to view it again? See the video player, below.

Sierra Bein, content editor with The Globe and Mail moderated the event, beginning with a conversation with Phil de Luna, carbontech innovator and research capitalist. The discussion covered the Canadian energy landscape to date, and trends related to the adoption of cleaner technologies.

Following the interview Ms. Bein moderated a panel featuring:

  • Jon Z. Bentley, partner, enterprise strategy, energy and utilities with IBM Consulting;
  • Erin Madro, principal with Evok Innovations;
  • Kate Chisholm, senior vice president and chief strategy and sustainability officer with Capital Power;
  • Chris Henderson, executive director of Indigenous Clean Energy.

The panel discussed Indigenous engagement and leadership in clean energy development, approaches that are working in other jurisdictions, and ideas to lower the risk for business and industries to invest in the transition.

Watch the full event (60 minutes) below:

The Globe and Mail presented the event with support from IBM. To learn about upcoming Globe and Mail events visit