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Zero 2014 is hosted in partnership by the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation and the City of Edmonton


Zero 2014 is designed to help businesses, communities, governments and all Albertans understand the challenges of climate change. Understand the solutions that are emerging around the world, be part of the conversation with both global and local innovators and practitioners that are leading the transition to a low-carbon future, and capitalize on related opportunities.

  • Climate-change thinkers, policy makers, investors, innovators and industry experts will share new ideas and approaches to address the climate-change challenge and advance innovative solutions.
  • World-renowned scientists will update you on the state of climate change and what it means for Alberta.
  • Business, government and green-technology leaders from around the world will share success stories and show how similar outcomes are possible here.
  • The province of Alberta will provide insights into its climate change and energy strategies.
  • Green-technology leaders and market makers will explain the opportunities that exist and the approaches needed to capitalize on them.
  • You will have the opportunity to meet, learn from and engage the Round 1 Finalists of CCEMC's Grand Challenge and explore real investment opportunities.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is not an easy task—but with the right minds in the right place, it can be done. Zero 2014 will allow all delegates to grow their networks and create a better future together.


Municipal leaders and urban planning professionals responsible for: designing and implementing the solutions that will lead the transition to a low-carbon future. Stronger municipal connections to the technology developers and the leaders at Zero 2014 will help communities to learn about innovative and sensible ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Corporate executives and environmental practitioners responsible for: strategic planning, business development, environmental health and safety, regulatory and public affairs, technology scouting and research and development, and corporate social responsibility.

Innovators and entrepreneurs seeking to: connect directly with people and organizations already working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, get advice on business opportunities, strategies and supply chain linkages, build networks of potential customers, and speak with potential investors and funding agencies.

Government policy makers looking to: build a stronger understanding of new and emerging technologies that have the potential to have a significant impact on the regulatory environment.

Environmental industry executives from: environmental-technology and -service companies to hear first-hand about the technologies under development that could be part of their future business model.



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Located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, the Shaw Conference Centre overlooks the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley, the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America. Shaw is the premier Edmonton conference venue, with a location that provides access to over 2,000 downtown hotel rooms plus shopping, entertainment, dining and transportation.

The Shaw Conference Centre hosts approximately 650 Edmonton events each year, attracting over half a million visitors.

The Shaw Conference Centre is a partner in FRESH, an innovative program that supports conference and meeting planners in creating unique Edmonton experiences that are environmentally, socially and economically responsible.

For more information on the Shaw Conference Centre, please click here.



Lowering the world’s greenhouse gas emissions is not an easy task, but with the right minds in the right place, it can be done.

Held in Edmonton, Alta., the Zero 2014 Conference will address the goal of lowering our carbon impact by bringing together policy and clean-technology leaders from around the world. This three day conference will also feature presentations from the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Grand Challenge Round 1 Finalists.

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Join us today by viewing our livestream at 1:30pm.


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