Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free, but registration is required
Location: Virtual - You will be emailed a link to join this webinar


Introductory remarks by:

  • Chris Forbes Deputy Minister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Presentation by:

  • Ryan Tougas-Cooke - Report co-author and Research Associate, Smart Prosperity Institute


  • Brent Preston - Director, Farmers for Climate Solutions
  • Stewart Elgie - Executive Chair, Smart Prosperity Institute
  • Additional panelists to be announced


  • Mike Moffatt - Senior Director, Policy and Innovation, Smart Prosperity Institute

Event Overview:

This webinar will explore the potential for Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector to decouple environmental harm and economic growth. There are several key areas of the agriculture and agri-food sector that can contribute to both economic growth and environmental sustainability, such as improving soil health, encouraging better nutrient management, and reducing emissions from the livestock sector. To support these key areas, SPI investigated a series of policy instruments, like behavioural nudges and offset protocols, that could help increase technology deployment and practice adoption across Canada. Each of these instruments has their respective strengths and weaknesses and each can play an important role in further unlocking clean growth within Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector.

The panel discussion will focus on the potential of the identified key areas to unlock Canada’s clean growth opportunity, as well as discuss additional areas of Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector that could contribute to economic growth and environmental sustainability. The panel will also share their thoughts on the policies and programs needed to encourage the adoption of environmentally beneficial management practices and clean technologies in Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector.

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