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The UN Climate Change Conference, or COP26, currently underway in Glasgow has brought together world leaders in an effort to cut global carbon emissions in half over the coming decade. It’s widely held that, as a planet, we have until just the middle of this century to limit global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees, or face catastrophic consequences.

In anticipation of COP26, The Globe and Mail hosted a group of experts to discuss what the Canadian business and policy communities can do to encourage and contribute to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, particularly using tools like climate finance and regulatory action.

The conversation was hosted by Ryan MacDonald, Senior Editor of Climate, Environment and Resources at The Globe and Mail, and included Ally Karmali, Sustainability Practice Lead for IBM Canada; Martha Hall Findlay, Chief Sustainability Officer at Suncor; Graeme Reed, Senior Policy Advisor for the Assembly of First Nations; and Laura Zizzo, Co-Founder and CEO of Manifest Climate.

To view their conversation in full, see the video playback below, and for more information on upcoming Globe Events, visit our events hub at

Webcast Playback | COP26: Risks and opportunities for Canadian business and society