What is the Future of the Oil in the Economic and Global Environmental Context? / Quel avenir pour le pétrole bitumineux dans le contexte économique et environnemental planétaire?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 12:00 PM
Amphithéâtre (SH-2800) du pavillon Sherbrooke, 200 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal
Public Event: Signature Lecture
Jun 8

CIGI and the David Suzuki Foundation in Montréal will co-host a lecture featuring CIGI Senior Fellow Jeff Rubin.

The Canadian oil sands have some of the highest costs of production in the world. In a global context where large amounts of conventional oil is still present within global markets yet prices are declining, will Canadian oil maintain its economic importance? In a global economy already oriented towards clean technology and low carbon fuels, countries who refuse to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels are at risk of seeing their competitiveness  reduced significantly.


- Jeff Rubin, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
- Karel Mayrand, Director General, Quebec & Atlantic Canada, David Suzuki Foundation
- François Delorme, Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Sherbrooke
- Cleo Paskal, Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House, The Royal Insitute of International Affairs 

The panel will be moderated by Laure Waridel, co-founder of Équiterre and executive director of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Sustainable Development Operationalization (CIRODD).

* Please note that Mr. Rubin will present in English, while other panelists may speak in French.

Event Speakers

Jeff Rubin is a CIGI senior fellow. A Canadian economist and bestselling author, Jeff is a world-leading energy expert and former chief economist and chief strategist at CIBC World Markets.