Proposed Webinar Outline: Green Bonds 101 and Scaling Up Clean Tech

Given below are details about proposed webinar:

Webinar Title:

Green Bonds 101 and Scaling Up Clean Tech
Overview of Green Bonds and how they help fund the scale-up of Clean Tech including Carbon Tech (carbon capture and conversion technologies)

Keynote speaker:

Gérard Deltell, Shadow Minister for Environment and Climate Change could elaborate on Honourable Poilievre’s view about how “technology is the way forward to reduce emissions” and why a large scale-up of these technologies are needed.  Then he could explain why Green Bonds can play a critical role in providing the needed capital from the private sector to enable this scale-up.

Moderator Options:

a) Glen McCrimmon from McCrimmon Innovation Consulting and Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN)

b) Todd Hirsch, Director, Energy Transition Centre, Calgary, AB

c) Someone from OCTIA or Canada CleanTech Alliance (CCTA).

The moderator would introduce Green Bonds and indicate that, according to the ClimateBonds Initiative, over $500 billion in Green (Climate) Bonds were issued in 2021.  This organization is now leading an initiative to increase this amount to $5 trillion in Green Bonds by 2025.  He or she would then explain that our speakers will introduce how this large source of funding can help scale-up a wide range of technologies that CRIN, PTAC, Canada CleanTech Alliance (CCTA) and Carbon Management Canada (CMC) have been supporting.

Panelists:

1) Senior official from the Alberta Ministry of Energy would explain why a full range of clean technologies, including Carbon Tech and renewable energy, need to be scaled up substantially to enable Canada to supply its energy requirements as well as meet its commitments to the Paris Accord in a financially feasible way.  

2) Paul Stevers, who founder and President of Integrated ClimateTech would explain how Green Bonds can re-finance a wide range of substantial projects that are generating income and use existing and/or new innovative technologies.  For example,  a project could include just a large renewable energy farm or it can be an integrated facility such as a renewable energy farm that is combined with a biomass power plant that produces multiple useful products including electricity, biochar and renewable fuels.

3) Nico Duursema, who is President and CEO of ND Ventures and Cerilon Inc. in Calgary, Alberta.  He would speak about how he got his planned $2.8B Gas to Liquid (GTL) facility in North Dakota classified as “green transition energy”.  Then he outlines how this helped him obtain funding to build this facility.

4) Zofia Wetmańska, Taxonomy Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative who would speak about what type of technologies could be considered “Green Bond Eligible” and also talk about how fast the Green Bond market is growing.

5) ____________, Green Bond specialist from a large Canadian financial institution such as the RBC that has re-financed multiple projects through Green Bonds.

6) Senior Official from Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) (possibly John Casola, Chief Investment Officer) talks about how CIB can help provide bridge financing for a large project that can be re-financed with a Green Bond after it is operational and generating income.