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Challenges and opportunities for implementing successful climate change and sustainability goals

Community Event
Dec 3 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The November speaker will be Dr. John Robinson, who is a professor at UBC in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, and in the Department of Geography. Dr. Robinson will talk about his interdisciplinary career path, and some of the key challenges and opportunities for implementing successful climate change and sustainability goals.

Dr. Robinson studies interdisciplinary issues, including sustainability and energy issues. He is currently involved in studies on climate change mitigation, adaptation and sustainability; the use of visualization, modeling and citizen engagement to explore sustainable futures; sustainable buildings and urban design; and creating private/public/NGO and research sector partnerships for sustainability. His major current project is planning the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS).

Dr. Robinson is a member of the BC Climate Action Team, the BC Hydro External Advisory Committee on Electricity Conservation and Efficiency, 
and the Vancouver Climate Leadership Council, on the Board of the Sustainable Cities Foundation and the Pembina Institute, a member of the Steering Group of HELIO International. He is a member of the Program Committee for the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, and has been a Lead Author in the last three reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008.

Cost: $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

RSVP to info@cepvancouver.org