Resources including blogs, reports, toolkits, conference recordings, platforms and more relating to Energy Transition and climate action from international, national, and Albertan organizations. Please connect with the Energy Transition Campaigner ([email protected]) to submit resources for inclusion below. 

Iron & Earth

  • The Climate Career Portal is a digital platform that connects fossil fuel industry workers with career path opportunities in the net-zero economy, along with resources, opportunity maps, and connections to training opportunities to support their career pivot. Clearly shows which occupations from oil and gas are transferable and required in emerging climate solutions. The portal will also provide job growth forecasts for these climate solutions. Additional features will include a comprehensive database of available training programs and financial support.

  • Communities’ Transition Pathways - Hinton, Alberta is a report that shares learnings after hosting a community conversation on the links between climate change, income security and community in Hinton, Alberta. This conversation brought together Hinton residents to discuss how the climate increasingly affects their daily lives and explore solutions to the challenges the community is facing. The report highlights the need to be proactive, to support workers in the transition, and that potential solutions should focus on diversifying local sources of income and must have economic, environmental, and social components.

    • The conversation and report are part of the Green Resilience Project, a Canada-wide series of conversations exploring the links between community resilience, income security and the shift to a low-carbon economy.

Iron & Earth is a worker-led organization whose mission is to empower fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers to build and implement climate solutions, and carries out a unique purpose through their regional chapters, national advocacy campaigns, upskilling programs, climate mitigation projects, technology platforms and community building events.

Parkland Institute

Parkland Institute is an Alberta-wide, non-partisan research centre situated within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta that studies economic, social, cultural, and political issues facing Albertans and Canadians, using the perspective of political economy. The Institute shares the results of its research widely and promotes discussion of the issues its research raises.

Alberta Narratives Project

  • The Alberta Narratives Project Report I and Report II are intended to provide practical guidance for climate and energy communicators about what language works well and – crucially – what language might pose an obstacle for communicating with any specific group of Albertans.

  • Find other communication tools, summaries, templates, and presentations to help communicate about climate with different audiences in Alberta.

Alberta Narratives Project is a community-based initiative and new approach to public engagement research that builds skills and better communications. It aims to uncover language and narratives that reflect the values and identities of Albertans, and to find ways of talking about our energy-climate future that build bridges to better community conversation.

The Next 30

  • The Possibility Panel is the result of gathering a group of leaders from various communities across Alberta, which set out to engage with Albertans to explore questions and themes critical to our future success as a province. After nine public engagement sessions, a resulting report entitled “It’s Possible Alberta” was compiled that explores attracting and retaining talent; truth, reconciliation, and Indigenous opportunity; energy and climate; economic diversification; the provincial budget; building an inclusive social fabric; and health and wellness. 

The Next 30 is a grassroots initiative and platform for engaged and forward-looking citizens to share bold ideas, encourage policy alternatives, and stimulate more positive and productive public dialogue – outside of partisan politics. non-profit, non-partisan – focused on engaging Albertans on what’s possible for the future of our province.

Pembina Institute

  • The Women in Alberta's Energy Transition report identifies five key barriers to women’s participation and leadership in Alberta’s emerging and traditional energy sectors: lack of access to opportunity; lack of good jobs; an inability to advance; an income gap; and the broader industry culture. 

The Pembina Institute is a Canadian non-profit think-tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada's clean energy transition.

The Alberta Energy Transition Study

The Alberta Energy Transition Study, developed by The Delphi Group, Cleantech Group, and Foresight Canada, identified significant opportunities for Alberta to leverage its energy infrastructure, talent pool, and clean technology solutions on the path to net zero. The study:

  • conducted both SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunities, and threats) and gap analyses of Alberta’s clean technology ecosystem
  • conducted a benchmark assessment of Alberta’s global leadership capacity across six high-priority technology sub-sectors: Ag-tech, Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS), Digitalization, Electrification, Energy Efficiency, and Hydrogen
  • highlights the incredible economic opportunity available to Alberta, in the form of job creation and GDP contribution, if the province moves to prioritize clean economy and clean technology investments

Oxfam Canada

  • Feminist Approaches to Climate Justice is a toolkit for building inclusive climate advocacy. This guide is designed to help climate activists, environmental not-for-profits and other civil society organizations in Canada adopt an intersectional, feminist approach to climate justice. It provides an overview of why hearing and responding to the diverse experiences of women and girls is essential to climate justice, and provides tools to support the intersectional analysis of policies and initiatives so as advance climate justice for all.

Oxfam Canada is an affiliate of the international Oxfam Confederation networked in more than 90 countries as part of a global movement for change. Oxfam Canada’s mission is to build lasting solutions to poverty and injustice with a focus on improving the lives and promoting the rights of women and girls.

Indigenous Climate Action

  • Decolonizing Climate Policy is a report that outlines a path forward for developing policy solutions that center Indigenous voices, curb humans’ extractive relationship with the environment, and uphold Indigenous rights and sovereignty.

Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) is an Indigenous-led organization guided by a diverse group of Indigenous knowledge keepers, water protectors and land defenders from communities and regions across the country. ICA believes that Indigenous Peoples’ rights and knowledge systems are critical to developing solutions to the climate crisis and achieving climate justice. 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

  • Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change - the Working Group III report provides an updated global assessment of climate change mitigation progress and pledges, and examines the sources of global emissions. It explains developments in emission reduction and mitigation efforts, assessing the impact of national climate pledges in relation to long-term emissions goals.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations responsible for advancing knowledge on human-induced climate change.