Recently, I travelled with Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr to the World Energy Leaders Summit and G20 energy meetings in Argentina. One of the main themes of these talks was the “grand transition” to a low carbon future. While there are political pressures to make this transition, pressures driven in part by the Paris agreement, most of the action on this front is being driven by pure economics. A report released this year by Clean Energy Canada backed this up, stating that the global market for low-carbon goods and services is now worth $5.8-trillion and is expected to keep growing by three per cent a year.
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