What does a “Just Transition” mean for Canada? The federal government states that “Just transition legislation presents an opportunity to build on the government’s existing efforts so that Canada’s transformation to a low-carbon future protects and improves the lives of workers and communities across the country.” Detractors have characterized such policy as “eliminating entire sectors of our economy and hundreds of thousands of good Alberta jobs deemed too ‘dirty’ by elites in Ottawa.” Join climate and energy researcher Brendan Frank as he discusses his work on the polarization of Canadian energy and climate politics, Canada's 2019 Just Transition Task Force, and what a path to consensus-building on a “Just Transition” might look like.
February 27, 2023 | Virtual | Noon - 1:00 pm


Brendan Frank is the director of policy and strategy at Clean Prosperity. He has worked for several organizations that specialize in climate policy and the low-carbon energy transition, including Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, the University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy program, and Innovative Research Group. His experience spans the private and public sectors, academia, and civil society. With roots in Alberta and Ontario, Brendan strongly believes that addressing environmental challenges can be a unifying issue across regional and political lines. He holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Calgary and a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from Queen’s University.

Brendan is presenting to ESNA on past research and based on his personal views, which do not necessarily reflect the views of Clean Prosperity.