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Getting Canada to a Net Zero Economy

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Check out this event, hosted by Liberal MP Joyce Murray, on how Canada can achieve a net-zero economy:

Canadians expect a pragmatic and effective Canadian plan to reduce carbon emissions and do our part to avoid the climate impacts we are beginning to see here (Mountain Pine Bark Beetle) and in vulnerable regions like the Arctic and Middle East.

By April 22nd Canada will have pledged, alongside countries representing over 55% of global emissions, to ratify the commitment to the United Nations Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris, and the Paris Accord will become legally binding.

Our government committed to lead in limiting global temperature increase to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Canada will have to take decisive steps to transition to a low-carbon economy over the coming decades. This is both an enormous challenge, and an exciting potential for renewed economic vibrancy and new jobs.

Come join MP Joyce Murray and our four expert panellists, to explore some of the innovative pathways to getting there!

Panelists:
Sally Aitken
 – Professor of Forestry and Director of the Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics at UBC.
George Hoburg – Political scientist and Forestry Professor UBC, with an interest in environmental and natural resource policy.
Jeremy Moorhouse – Clean Energy Canada.  Jeremy works to advance our electricity, transportation, and carbon objectives within BC.
Graham Whitmarsh – former Head of BC Climate Action Secretariat, Graham was at the forefront of the broad range of climate policy adopted by the BC government, including the implementation of carbon neutral government operations.

Details:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Registration 1:00 pm
Town Hall: 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Ryerson United Church, Memorial Hall (2195 45th Ave at Yew)
Light refreshments will be provided

Please RSVP: joyce.murray.c1c@parl.gc.ca or call 604-664-9220

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