Net-Zero Pathways Project

Clean Prosperity’s Net-Zero Pathways for Canada project is exploring technology pathways to achieving net-zero emissions in the Canadian economy by 2050, with the support of Navius Research.

Our goal is to model the broader energy-system implications of a net-zero transformation across sectors, geographies, and technologies, and also examine the types of policies and infrastructure required to achieve these outcomes.

We are currently modelling the impact of present-day climate-policy scenarios to establish Canada’s progress toward 2050 net-zero goals, as well as potential energy-system pathways to build further understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and trade-offs involved in achieving net-zero. 

As part of this work, we are also evaluating various additional policy configurations that can lead to added emission reductions and ultimately net-zero, as well as conducting mapping analysis to understand the practical resource potential and infrastructure that will need to be considered. 

The Net-Zero Pathways for Canada project aims to contribute to collective knowledge in the critical field of climate-policy modelling. The Net-Zero Pathways for Canada project will produce a series of updates and public discussion papers in 2022-2023 to provide insights into our approach, assumptions and results.  Our first working paper was released in June 2023

Our work, including this project, is advised by Canadian and international climate policy experts that make up our Expert Advisory Panel.

The Clean Prosperity research team includes Melissa Felder (Research Director), Anastasia Hervas (Ph.D. Research Associate), and Chris Noyahr (GIS Research Associate).

Contact: For more information on this project and our ongoing net-zero research, please contact: research [at]