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Levelling the playing field as Vancouver implements its Renewable City Strategy

External Event
Mar 23 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

What are the roles of equity, justice and democratic process as the City of Vancouver moves forward with its energy planning? 

According to the World Energy Council, energy equity is about accessibility and affordability of energy supply across the population. While cities are demonstrating climate and energy leadership, they will need to do so while ensuring affordability of renewable energy.

Vancouver has both an ambitious energy plan, as well as acute affordability issues. Is there a risk that greater use of renewable energy in the City of Vancouver will impose unequal economic burdens on different segments of the community? Could the energy plan compromise the City’s goals for social equity? What are the roles of equity, justice, and democratic process as the City moves forward with its energy planning?

Join us as for a free public dialogue as we open the discussion of energy equity and climate justice in Vancouver.

With Panelists:

  • Councillor Andrea Reimer, Councillor, City of Vancouver
  • Ananda Lee Tan, Organizer, Facilitator, Trainer and Guide
  • Alex Boston, Principal and Senior Planner, Boston Consulting