Background of the organization
The Transition Accelerator exists to support Canada’s transition to a net zero future while solving societal challenges. Using a four-step methodology, the Transition Accelerator works with innovative groups to create visions of what a socially and economically desirable net zero future will look like and build out transition pathways that will enable Canada to get there. The organization’s role is that of an enabler, facilitator, and force multiplier that forms coalitions to take steps down these pathways and get change moving on the ground.
Its four-step approach is to understand, codevelop, analyze and advance credible and compelling transition pathways capable of achieving societal and economic objectives, including driving the country towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The Transition Accelerator has developed a methodology to decarbonize challenging sectors in specific regions. It acts as a catalyst and convenes innovators, progressive industry partners, researchers, investors and other key stakeholders to implement transition pathways that achieve deep GHG emissions reductions.
Ongoing transition projects include 1) working with labour and the car industry supply chain to increase electric vehicle production in Canada, 2) undertaking deep energy retrofits in large commercial buildings in Toronto, and 3) advancing electricity grid integration in the eastern US and Maritimes.
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