Road to B.C. election heats up with climate forumMedia advisory: Energy think-tanks host online event with councillor, economist, and journalist

Jan. 29, 2017

On February 3, Clean Energy Canada and the Pembina Institute will host a live webinar about B.C.'s climate plan. Sign up today.

(Update: The webinar has ended. Watch the video recording and view the slides.)

VANCOUVER / COAST SALISH TERRITORY — With a provincial election looming, Clean Energy Canada and the Pembina Institute will host a public online forum about the state of British Columbia’s climate policies on February 3.

The one-hour event will feature guest speakers Andrea Reimer (City of Vancouver), Joel Wood (Thompson Rivers University), and Elizabeth McSheffrey (National Observer), who will share their perspectives on climate action in the province. A Q&A session will follow.

In order to provide context for the discussion, we will outline the results of the first independent assessment of B.C.’s climate plan in combination with the federal government’s carbon price schedule. Although the plan targets all of the major sources of carbon pollution in B.C., our analysis shows it will take the province only about one-third of the way to its legislated emissions-reduction goal for 2050. (Navius Research prepared the analysis for the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Pembina Institute, and Clean Energy Canada.)

Participating in B.C.’s Carbon Pollution and the 2017 Election is free, but online registration is required. Spaces are limited, so signing up early is recommended.

B.C.’s carbon pollution and the 2017 election

Description: Clean Energy Canada and the Pembina Institute present a public online forum on B.C.’s climate plan

Date: Friday, February 3, 2017

Time: 12 p.m. PST

Register: pembina.org/BCCarbonPollution

Speakers:

  • Andrea Reimer, councillor, City of Vancouver
  • Joel Wood, assistant professor, School of Business and Economics, Thompson Rivers University
  • Elizabeth McSheffrey, senior national reporter, National Observer
  • Jeremy Moorhouse, senior analyst, Clean Energy Canada

Moderator: Josha MacNab, B.C. director, Pembina Institute

About us

Clean Energy Canada is a climate and clean energy think-tank within the Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University and is working to accelerate our nation’s transition to clean and renewable energy systems.

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

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Contact

Stephen Hui
Communications Lead, Pembina Institute
778-987-7654
stephenh@pembina.org
Tw: @StephenHui

Background

Report: Modelling the Impact of the Climate Leadership Plan & Federal Carbon Price on B.C.’s Emissions

Blog: B.C.’s latest climate plan fails its most important test

The green line (reference case) shows projected carbon pollution before accounting for the policies in the Climate Leadership Plan and the federal carbon price schedule. The blue line (B.C. climate plan & federal carbon price) shows projected carbon pollution with those policies included. Chart: PICS/Pembina Institute/CEC

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