Just Transition and Good Green Jobs for Alberta 2017 - Calgary

Modeled after last year’s successful event in EdmontonJust Transition and Good Green Jobs for Alberta 2017 offers engaging and informative presenters and panel discussions.

Backgrounders and other conference materials will be available here shortly. Contact info@bluegreencanada.ca for more information on the conference.


Join us in Calgary as we work through tough issues including the phase out of coal-fired electricity generation, what is needed for just transitions, and how to ensure good jobs for Albertans and Canadians. 

Audience participation and discussions with experts will explore how to create the conditions for successful transitions for impacted workers and communities.

Our keynote speaker is Samantha Smith, Director of the ITUC's Just Transition Centre. She will bring examples from around the globe of how others have managed successful transitions and share best practices we can apply at home. 

Dave Thompson, Principal at PolicyLink Research Canada, will share background and summarize work to date on just transitions.

Gil McGowan, President of the Alberta Federation of Labour, will share where things stand with the Province and company negotiations on the 2030 coal fired electrcity phase out and his thoughts on next steps. 

The full day's agenda is now available for download below.





This year is the Pembina Institute's 3rd annual Alberta Climate Summit

The event will bring together 500+ thought leaders from industry, government, environmental NGOs, and community stakeholders to learn from success stories, identify opportunities and challenges, and explore solutions related to Alberta’s clean energy future.
You can read more about summit sessions and focus areas here. (PDF)