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Monthly, 7:30 – 9:00 PM Free for members, $5 charge at the door for non-members. Guests are welcome. No registration required.
Where: Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church, 4612 Varsity Dr. NW
Come for an evening of discovery and discussion in an informal and intimate setting! Each month we will have an interactive presentation from a different presenter.
We are looking for more CALL scientists and environmentalists –CALL members and others– to come forward to stimulate and inspire us with accounts of research pertinent in today’s world!
Coordinators: Joe Boivin or Tom Jack
Tuesday, March 5th 7:30 - 9:00
Everything You Wanted to Know About Carbon Taxes, But Were Afraid to Ask....
In 2019, all provinces and territories must have a carbon pricing system in place. Some provinces have developed their own system, while others voluntarily adopted the federal policy, and still others had a federal policy imposed. This presentation will review the rationale for emissions pricing, describe the current policies in place across Canada, and the scope for emission reductions from pricing relative to other policies. It will assess the provincial GHG emissions coverage (quantity of emissions priced) that different pricing policies offer, focusing on the implications of the federally mandated minimum price. Complementary policies to mitigate costs to households and businesses will also be discussed.
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Winter
Jennifer Winter (PhD, Calgary) is an Assistant Professor and the Scientific Director of the Energy and Environmental Policy research division at The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. Her research evaluates climate policies, and examines the effects of government regulation and policy on energy development and the associated consequences and trade-offs. Dr. Winter is actively engaged in increasing public understanding of energy and environmental policy issues; recognition of her efforts include a 2014 Young Women in Energy Award, being named one of Alberta Oil Magazine’s Top 35 Under 35 in 2016 and one of Avenue magazine’s Calgary Top 40 Under 40 in 2017. She advises all levels of government on climate policy and is a member of Global Affairs Canada’s Environmental Assessment Advisory Group.
Topic: Bats in Harm’s Way
Will be re-scheduled for the Fall 2019