“We are the ones who have to deliver” 

Pathways Alliance President says industry must be central to finding solutions at global climate change conference in Dubai   

A Pathways Alliance delegation to COP28 will share significant strides it is taking to push forward one of Canada’s most ambitious decarbonization efforts, when senior representatives from Canada’s oil sands industry take part in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai from November 30 to December 12. 

Finding solutions to address climate change requires all major industries, whether it’s cement or steel or oil and gas, to be part of the conversation, said Pathways Alliance President Kendall Dilling. 

“Whatever targets are ultimately set we are the ones who have to deliver,” said Dilling. “We’re the ones who have to bring our people and our resources and our technology and our capital and our know-how to bear to execute this transition.”  

Dilling and senior executives with Pathways Alliance member companies, will meet with a diverse group of leaders from around the world, including those from businesses, governments, and academia and exchange information about approaches and technologies to tackle the challenge.  

“We’re going to be comparing notes with other industries around the world to find out how they are tackling these challenges and trying to put our best foot forward to say the road to emission reductions has to lead through the source of those emissions and we’re showing up in a very constructive and collaborative way.” 

Members will participate in a range of panels and sessions, providing information on progress on the multiple simultaneous projects – including its proposed carbon capture and storage network – that contributes significantly to its goal of a 22 million tonne per year reduction of CO2 emissions from oil sands operations by 2030, on the path to net zero emissions by 2050. 

Panel sessions Pathways Alliance delegates will be part of include

  • Women Leading Global Energy Transition  
  • Net Zero 2050 – how CCS will advance Canada’s climate targets  
  • Pathways to Decarbonization: Innovation in high-impact sectors and the road to net zero 
  • How Carbon Contracts for Difference Can Unlock Industrial Decarbonization in Canada 
  • Carrots or sticks: How should governments make carbon reductions economical? 
  • Technological pathways to accelerate decarbonization goals. 

The Pathways Alliance is made up of Canadian Natural Resources, Cenovus Energy, ConocoPhillips Canada, Imperial, MEG Energy and Suncor Energy.