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BCSEA Webinar: British Columbia - A Climate for Change, with Andrew Weaver, OBC, MLA

Webinar
Oct 15 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Dr. Andrew Weaver

LNG, Northern Gateway, CleanTech - What's their future for BC ?

In this free BCSEA webinar presentation Andrew Weaver will explore the potential opportunities and risks associated with BC's venture down the path towards becoming a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exporter.

He will also provide an assessment of the current Northern Gateway proposal in the context of British Columbia's submission to the Joint Review Panel.

He will argue that we are at a critical juncture. While British Columbia used to be a leader in the development and implementation of innovative GHG reduction policies, if we are not careful we will end up lagging other jurisdictions who have seized upon the economic opportunity provided by the clean tech sector.

You must register (no charge) to attend the webinar here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/588231570

This webinar sponsored by Vancity, Canada's largest credit union

Bio:

Andrew Weaver was elected as the Green Party of British Columbia MLA for Oak Bay Gordon Head in the May 2013 provincial election, He presently serves as the deputy leader of the Green Party or BC.

He received his B.Sc in Mathematics & Physics from the University of Victoria in 1983, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Mathematics from Cambridge University in 1984, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of British Columbia in 1987.

He is a climate scientist and Lansdowne Professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria. He was a Lead Author in the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th scientific assessments.

Dr. Weaver is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Meteorological Society.

Over the years he has received a number of awards including the E.W.R. NSERC Steacie Fellowship in 1997, the Killam Research Fellowship and a CIAR Young Explorers award in 2003, the CMOS President’s Prize in 2007, a Guggenheim fellowship in 2008 and the Royal Society of Canada  Miroslaw Romanowski Medal and the A.G. Huntsman Award for Excellence in Marine Science in 2011. In 2008 he was appointed to the Order of British Columbia.

His book Keeping our Cool: Canada in a Warming World was published by Viking Canada in September 2008. His second book Generation Us: The Challenge of Global Warming was published by Raven books in 2011.

See some of our past webinars at www.bcsea.org/past-webinars