Environmental goals will not be attained under old-fashioned regulatory regimes. Intelligent, proactive and agile regulation is needed to successfully tackle the challenge we face as we evolve into a more sustainable society. New modalities are needed, requiring thinking outside the box. Better collaboration between industry and governments, across borders and between competitors in the private sector, will be needed. Initiatives such as the USA’s Inflation Reduction Act, and global events such as the war in Ukraine, impact societies in many jurisdictions including Canada, raising complex challenges and, potentially, very rewarding opportunities. What policy initiatives are being implemented and/or contemplated? Will treaties and legislation deliver the desired results? What is the role of NGOs, media and other civil society actors? What consideration has been given to the role of young people in this rapidly changing world, and are we bringing their ideas to bear as we develop policies that will certainly impact their lives?