Two projects launched by the Pembina Institute were named on Thursday as recipients of the 2020 Canada’s Clean50 Top Project award.
The Business Coalition for a Clean Economy and the Alberta Narratives Project are among 20 projects receiving the award. According to its website, Clean50 honours and connects outstanding contributors to sustainable development and clean capitalism in Canada.
“From concrete to cosmetics, beer to buildings, film to finance, and transportation to tech, leading companies from diverse industries are coming together to champion Canadian climate action,” said Karen Tam Wu, BC regional director with the Pembina Institute.
Pembina says one of the winners, the Business Coalition for a Clean Economy, was formed to help create a diversified, low-carbon economy that is powered by renewable energy, which would ultimately build healthy, resilient communities and ecosystems.
“The members of the Business Coalition for a Clean Economy believe that building a sustainable economy, powered by clean energy, is key to ensuring Canada’s future prosperity in a rapidly changing world.”
According to Pembina, the coalition unites companies to champion a clean economy, engage in policy design, and inspire action. Already the coalition has more than 45 members, representing over 13,000 jobs and $4.3 billion in annual revenue.
Arcteryx, Ballard Power, Carbon Engineering, Earnest Ice Cream, Hootsuite, Innergex Renewable Energy, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, MEC, Modo Co-operative, Nature’s Path Foods, Persephone Brewing, and Vancouver Film Studios are among the companies and sector leaders who are members of the Business Coalition for a Clean Economy.
The second winning project, the Alberta Narratives Project, was co-convened with the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, as part of Climate Outreach’s Global Narratives Project.
The Alberta Narratives Project is a citizen science project that is made up of over 20 core organizations and funders. It convenes important climate and energy conversations with Albertans from all backgrounds at a time of heightened polarization around climate and energy issues.
Pembina says it hopes the project depolarizes Albertans by finding common ground and shared values through open conversations about climate and energy.
Julia-Maria Becker, clean economy director at Pembina Institute says “This award is a testament to the importance of having more productive and non-polarizing conversations in Alberta around energy, climate change and the environment.”
“We are honoured to be recognized amongst such exceptional peers across Canada.”
The Pembina Institute says is committed to creating the space for pragmatic, solutions-based actions around climate and energy.
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