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Mark Jaccard on "The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success: Overcoming Myths that Hinder Progress"

4:15-4:59pm check-in; 5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm book talk; 6:00-6:10pm book sale

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The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success Book Cover
Date: Thursday April 22, 2021 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): Mark Jaccard, Professor of Sustainable Energy, Simon Fraser University; Best-Selling Author
Topic: "The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success: Overcoming Myths that Hinder Progress" (by Mark Jaccard for Cambridge University Press, Feb. 6, 2020)

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Location: Toronto
Cost: $22.95 plus HST per person (includes 1 paperback copy of "The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success" and 1 seat for the talk)
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Synopsis: In this talk Professor Mark Jaccard shares the findings of his new book and speaks on how climate-concerned citizens can overcome myths that hinder us from acting in time to prevent extreme climate impacts. Their actions can involve personal consumption choices (electric vehicles, heat pumps) but these only have an effect if citizens are also engaged in the political process and civil society to elect and support climate-sincere politicians. These personal and collective efforts must align with and foster a global strategy of de-carbonization, especially in developing countries. Come to the talk to find out what you can do.

About Our Speaker: A professor of sustainable energy at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Mark Jaccard has a Ph.D. in economics from Université de Grenoble. He has helped many governments with climate-energy policy, including serving on the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In the 1990s, he chaired British Columbia's Utilities Commission and in the 2000s he helped design its famous carbon tax, clean electricity standard and other climate-energy policies. He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his research, and a frequent media presence in Canada and the US. His book, Sustainable Fossil Fuels (Cambridge, 2005), won the Donner Prize. His efforts on the climate challenge range from testifying before the U.S. Congress and the European Commission to being arrested for blocking a coal train, as he explains in his new book.

Questions:, Megan Murphy, (416) 978-6122

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