July 8, 2013: Reducing Transportation GHG Emissions in Canada – A Dialogue on a Lower Carbon Future (Vancouver roundtable report)
Canada’s Public Policy Forum is convening a series of expert dialogues on challenges and opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from road transportation in Canada. The transport sector represents one of the largest sources of GHG emissions in Canada, with road-based passenger and freight the responsible for the bulk of these emissions. An effective strategy to address GHGs in Canada must include ways to significantly reduce this sector’s emissions. These efforts will require a range of strategies and actions, and collaboration between the public and private sectors and civil society.
On June 11, 2013, the Forum convened a group of experts from different sectors in Vancouver to discuss issues surrounding GHG reductions in the transportation sector. The thematic focus of this dialogue was fuel switching and alternatives. This report provides a summary of the discussion.