Climate change is already upon us. Right here in British Columbia, we’ve felt it in the record-breaking heat dome, ravaged salmon runs, and increasingly devastating wildfire seasons of recent years. With COP26 looming large, the question at hand is simple: what are we doing here in Vancouver to safeguard our planet, not just for ourselves, but for future generations?
The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) and SFU Beedie School of Business warmly invite you to join our representatives – VEC Manager of Economic Transformation George Benson and Andréanne Doyon of the Resource and Environmental Planning Program at SFU – along with Arman Mottaghi from Properate, David Oliver from Greenlines Technology, and Akua Schatz from the Canada Green Building Council.
Following a lively, moderated discussion with our panelists, we invite members of the live audience to engage in a Q&A on how we can best Future Proof Vancouver for Climate Change.
THEMES OF ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION
Where does Vancouver sit on its climate action and what unique advantages and challenges does Vancouver have?
The current and future roles that business and local government have in tackling climate change
How equipped is Vancouver and how do we best prepare Vancouver in tackling climate change?
What can you do to be a positive contributor in tackling climate change?
ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION LAB
This event is a presentation of VEC’s Economic Transformation Lab (ETL). The ETL is an industry–academia research collaboration aimed at preparing us for anticipated impacts on Vancouver’s economy. The program identifies and undertakes research on future trends to prepare Vancouver’s economy for the next 10 to 15 years.