Join us for our new weekly speaker series about what comes next as it relates to our country, the economic system and the climate crisis once the coronavirus has come and gone. Each week, Canadian thought leaders will answer three questions:
- What are your top three 'teachable moments' from this time?
- Big picture: What can we expect of a post-COVID-19 world?
- What does Alberta look like on the other side of this and what would be optimal?
There will be time for Q&A.
We go live at 7:05 so you can continue showing your support for medical and front-line workers.
Our third speaker will be Professor Mark Jaccard. Mark has been a professor since 1986 in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University. His most recent book is The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success: Overcoming Myths that Hinder Progress:
"Sometimes solving climate change seems impossibly complex, and it is hard to know what changes we all can and should make to help. This book offers hope. Drawing on the latest research, Mark Jaccard shows us how to recognize the absolutely essential actions (decarbonizing electricity and transport) and policies (regulations that phase out coal plants and gasoline vehicles, carbon tariffs). Rather than feeling paralyzed and pursuing ineffective efforts, we can all make a few key changes in our lifestyles to reduce emissions, to contribute to the urgently needed affordable energy transition in developed and developing countries. More importantly, Jaccard shows how to distinguish climate-sincere from insincere politicians and increase the chance of electing and sustaining these leaders in power. In combining the personal and the political, The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success offers a clear and simple strategic path to solving the greatest problem of our times."
A PDF version of this title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core, or order from your favourite local bookstore.
We’ll be broadcasting to you via Facebook Live where you can participate in the night’s conversation by asking the questions you think need answering via the live-feed. Or, you can sign up for a Zoom link by giving us your email below.
Our speaker lineup:
Dr Joe Vipond - April 23 (Past)
Dr. Sarah Hastings Simon - April 30
Mark Jaccard - May 7th
Druh Farrell- May 14th
Tom Rand - May 21
Eriel Deranger - May 28th
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