Carbon Talks Public Dialogues  

An initiative of SFU Centre for Dialogue
 

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

Click here to watch the recording of the event. 

March 15, 2017, Towards a Circular City

Click here to watch the recording of the event. 

February 16, 2017, Can British Columbia's Forests Help to Reduce Emissions?

Click here to watch the recording of the event.

December 09, 2016, Is the Paris Agreement on Track?

Clikc here to watch the recording of the event.

November 24, 2016, Powering Prosperity: Achieving Local Support for 100% Renewable Energy in Canada

Click here to watch the recording of the event.

October 04, 2016, Climate Action in BC: Where do we go from here?

Click here to watch the recording of the event.

September 27, 2016, Low-Carbon Resilience: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation Planning for a Resilient Canada

Click here to watch the recording of the event.

June 7, 2016, Effective Climate Leadership in Cities: Lessons from Germany

Click here to watch the recording of the event.

March 23, 2016: Levelling the playing field as Vancouver implements its Renewable City Strategy

Click here to watch the recording of the event.

March 16, 2016: The Future of Canada’s Oil Sands in an Emissions Constrained World

Click here to watch the recording of the event.

January 27, 2016: Carbon Capture and Recovery: Opportunities, Challenges, and Potential

Click here to watch the recording of the event.

December 17, 2015: Après Paris: A COP21 Debrief

Click here to watch the recording of the event.

November 2, 2015: Resilient Renewable Cities

Click here to watch the recording of the event.

October 1, 2015: The Economics and Politics of Carbon Pricing in Australia

Click here to watch the recording of the event.

September 2015: Climate, COP21, and Paris: Behind Closed Doors

Click here to watch the recording of the event.

March 10, 2015: Transit Vote Burnaby: Congestion, Health, and Livability

Click here to watch the recording of the event.

November 25, 2014: District Energy and the Role of the Private Sector

Click here to watch the recording of the event

September 26, 2014: Divest: Smart Strategy or Selling Out?

Click here to watch the recording of the event

June 24, 2014: Waste to Energy, Low-carbon Future?

Click here for a link to the webcast recording

April 08, 2014: Beyond the Politics: The Benefits of Moving in a Livable Region - Surrey

Click here for a link to the webcast recording

March 14, 2014: Beyond the Politics: The Benefits of Moving in a Livable Region - Vancouver

Click here for a link to the webcast recording

February 28, 2014: Small Steps in Ecological Footprinting

Click here for a link to the webcast recording

January 30, 2014: Living Forests and Oceans: BC's Supernatural Climate Allies

Click here for a link to the webcast recording

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.

July, 2013:High Tide on Main Street , presented by John Englander 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

February, 2013: 2 Degrees: The Built Environment and our Changing Climate 2 Degrees: The Built Environment and our Changing Climate

presented by Cole Roberts.  Click here for a link to the webcast recording

January, 2013: Earth Hour City Challenge: meet the Canadian finalists,

Click here for a link to the webcast recording

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.

February, 2012: Vancouver's Greenest City Action Plan presented by Sadhu Johnston, Deputy City Manager for the City of Vancouver. 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