The evidence is clear: increased greenhouse gas emissions from human activity are causing pervasive changes to the Earth’s climate, and significant and rapid efforts will be needed to reduce these emissions in the coming decades. The Council of Canadian Academies’ (CCA) Expert Panel Report on energy use and climate change (released in late October of 2015) is an up-to-date, accessible review of options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and moving Canada toward a low-emission future. It provides an overview of Canada’s energy system, an analysis of different energy sources and technologies, and an exploration of the public policies available to support a shift toward low-emission energy sources and technologies.

The Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Balsillie School of International Affairs cordially invite you to a noon-hour presentation by Keith Hipel, CIGI Senior Fellow and Professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, on his seminar presentation “Technology and Policy Options for a Low-Emission Energy System in Canada: Findings of an Expert Panel on Energy Use and Climate Change” which is based on the key findings of the CCA report. This presentation will be followed by a brief commentary by a panel of experts, including Jatin Nathwani (Professor, Ontario Research Chair and Executive Director, WISE) and Erik Davies (CIGI Manager Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects).

A light lunch will be provided as part of this event, and a digital copy of the CCA report will be distributed to registered attendees in advance of the session for background.

Event Speakers

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Keith W. Hipel

CIGI Senior Fellow

Keith Hipel has an extensive background in systems design engineering, developing systems thinking methodologies to tackle inter-disciplinary problems in governance and management, which arise from the confluence of society, the environment and technology. Extensively cited and widely recognized for his research achievements, Keith became a CIGI Senior Fellow in 2007, and leads research in areas such as water and the environment.