Canada’s Energy Future in an Age of Climate Change: How Partisanship, Polarization and Parochialism are Eroding Public Confidence
Growing levels of political and economic uncertainty, partisanship, parochialism and polarization within and beyond Canada are creating an increasingly challenging environment for those charting Canada’s energy future. The latest report of the University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy initiative articulates why Canada is facing these challenges, what their impacts are on public confidence in energy and climate decision-makers, and what needs to be done to move forward.
The report, Canada’s Energy Future in an Age of Climate Change: How Partisanship, Polarization and Parochialism are Eroding Public Confidence, unpacks the core challenges and opportunities when it comes to building confidence in public authorities making decisions about Canada’s energy future in an age of climate change. These fundamental questions form the agenda for Positive Energy’s next three-year phase of research and engagement.
Due to high demand for this event, we will be webcasting the session live on YouTube and Facebook. Please join us on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 8:30am to 12:00pm at the University of Ottawa, where report authors Gattinger and Cleland will present the study, and thought leaders on Canadian energy and climate policy will debate it.
Watch it on YouTube by clicking on the link above!
Article from The National Observer on the Canada 2020 event, moderated by Professor Monica Gattinger, Chair of Positive Energy and director of the ISSP, with speeches from Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency and The Honorable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources.
Op-ed by Jeffrey Simpson, Advisory Council Member of Positive Energy, as well as retired national affairs columnist at The Globe and Mail, published in Commentary, from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.
Interview by Monica Gattinger, chair of Positive Energy and Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy of The University of Ottawa on the show Pour faire un monde of Radio-Canada Saskatchewan, about the Trans Mountain Pipeline.