In September 2011, the SFU Carbon Talks partnered with Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) to bring to the community the monthly Carbon Talks Public Dialogues (formerly known as the Brown Bag Lunch Dialogues series). The main goal of these public dialogues is to raise awareness and education of innovations and innovators in the low-carbon economy and to profile key emerging issues related to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
These lunch time forums build on the series that was launched by Carbon Talks in 2010. Below are the links to the topics covered so far including the video recordings.
March 28, 2017, Implementing the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change
March 15, 2017, Towards a Circular City
February 16, 2017, Can British Columbia's Forests Help to Reduce Emissions?
December 09, 2016, Is the Paris Agreement on Track?
October 04, 2016, Climate Action in BC: Where do we go from here?
September 27, 2016, Low-Carbon Resilience: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation Planning for a Resilient Canada
January 27, 2016: Carbon Capture and Recovery: Opportunities, Challenges, and Potential
December 17, 2015: Après Paris: A COP21 Debrief
November 2, 2015: Resilient Renewable Cities
October 1, 2015: The Economics and Politics of Carbon Pricing in Australia
September 2015: Climate, COP21, and Paris: Behind Closed Doors
March 10, 2015: Transit Vote Burnaby: Congestion, Health, and Livability
November 25, 2014: District Energy and the Role of the Private Sector
September 26, 2014: Divest: Smart Strategy or Selling Out?
June 24, 2014: Waste to Energy, Low-carbon Future?
February 28, 2014: Small Steps in Ecological Footprinting
January 30, 2014: Living Forests and Oceans: BC's Supernatural Climate Allies
November, 2013:A Vision for reducing BC's transportation Emissions presented by Rob Abbott. Click her for a link to the webcast recording
October, 2013: LNG: The Business Case and Global Environmental Picture presented by Tom Syer, Kathryn Harrison and Geoff Morrison. Click here for a link to the webcast recording
September 2013: Running Campaigns, Winning Votes. Metro Vancouver transportation referendum presented by Denny Zane, Geoff Meggs and Biel Tieleman.Click here for a link to the webcast recording.
March, 2013: A mayor's vision of how to fund regional public transportation, presented by Richard Walton Click here for a link to the webcast recording
presented by Cole Roberts. Click here for a link to the webcast recording
January, 2013: Earth Hour City Challenge: meet the Canadian finalists,
April, 2012 Brown Bag lunch dialogues: An Economic Assessment of the Northern Gateway presented by Robyn Allan, Economist. To watch the archived lecture click here.
April, 2012: Brown Bag lunch dialogues: Win-Win Solutions: Smart Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation? presented by Deborah Hartford, Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT), SFU. To watch the archived lecture click here.
January, 2012: International Climate Change Diplomacy: Where To From Durban? presented by Elizabeth May, Leader-Green Party of Canada. Her perspectives on the recent COP17 summit in Durban and on the future of international climate change diplomacy. To watch the archived lecture click here.
November 2011, Car Sharing in Vancouver presented by ZipcAr, Modo Coop and car2go representatives.
October 2011, Resilient Cities presented by, Boyd Cohen, author of Green Capitalism.
September 2011, Greening Gas Stations – City of Surrey’s New Policy on Alternative Fuels, presented by Peter Russell, City of Surrey's Sustainability Manager.
For most recent recordings of public dialogues please go to the CarbonTalks website