In this PICS-sponsored talk, Mark Jaccard shares the findings of his new book and speaks on how climate-concerned citizens can overcome myths that hinder us from acting in time to prevent extreme climate impacts. Their actions can involve personal consumption choices (electric vehicles, heat pumps) but these only have an effect if citizens are also engaged in the political process and civil society to elect and support climate-sincere politicians. These personal and collective efforts must align with and foster a global strategy of decarbonization, especially in developing countries. Come to the talk to find out what you can do. Matt Horne will respond to Mark's presentation and share strategies that the City of Vancouver is implementing to create climate success.
This event is free and open to everyone. Reservations are NOT required.
We anticipate a full house so recommend arriving early. Mark's book will also be available for purchase.
You can also watch the live webcast.
Mark Jaccard was recently named an SFU Distinguished Professor. He is an author of the International Panel on Climate Change, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada for his internationally-recognized research using economic models to assess climate policies. He has won the Donner Prize for best policy book in Canada, the BC Academic of the Year Award, and several SFU awards including the Sterling Prize, the President’s Sustainability Award, and the Media and Outreach Award. He has also been arrested for blocking a coal train.
Matt Horne is the City of Vancouver's Climate Policy Manager. In this role he is responsible for delivering on the City's commitment to have 100% of the energy used in Vancouver come from renewable sources by 2050. Horne also advises senior management and the Mayor on climate change policy issues. Matt Horne is also an SFU alumni, graduating with a Master's in Resource in Environmental Management after attaining a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from Dalhousie University.