Thursday, October 18, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre, Fletcher Challenge Theatre, Room 1900, 515 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
As seating is limited, reservations are recommended. Please email [email protected] to make a reservation or telephone 778.782.5100.
Canadian governments have a legacy of failure in reducing greenhouse gases for the past twenty years. What went wrong and why? What do we need to do if we wish to address this threat to our country and the planet? Mark Jaccard, co-author of “Hot Air: Fixing Canada’s Climate Change Catastrophe”, will answer these questions and explore themes from his recently released book. There will be a presentation followed by questions and discussion with the audience.
Dr. Jaccard has been professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, since 1986 – interrupted from 1992-97 while he served as Chair and CEO of the British Columbia Utilities Commission. His PhD is from the Energy Economics and Policy Institute at the University of Grenoble. Mark has served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (93-96) and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (96-2002). He has chaired several public inquiries, advised governments throughout the world, and is a frequent media contributor. He is a member of Canada’s National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy and a research fellow at the CD Howe Institute. He has over 90 academic publications. His 2002 book, The Cost of Climate Policy, won the Policy Research Institute award for best policy book in Canada and was shortlisted for the Donner Prize. His 2005 book, Sustainable Fossil Fuels, won the Donner Prize for best policy book in Canada. His most recent book, Hot Air, co-authored with Jeffrey Simpson and Nic Rivers, was published in September 2007 by McClelland and Stewart.
This is the first lecture in the Ting Series – The Reality of Climate Change: Understanding the evidence and how society can adapt. To receive information about subsequent lectures and dialogues, please email [email protected] or telephone, 778.782.5466.
Official Website: http://www.sfu.ca/cstudies/science/
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