Hanson talks China’s Green Economy
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Dr. Arthur Hanson, an Officer of the Order of Canada and the International Chief Advisor to the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, will discuss China’s green economy on Wednesday night at Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver campus.
Hanson will give the 2012 Munro Lecture, and will examine how Canada and the U.S. will benefit from China’s policies.
A former president and CEO of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Hanson was Canada’s Ministerial Ocean Ambassador with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for four years.
He holds a PhD from the University of Michigan in the field of Fisheries Ecology and Natural Resources and a Masters degree in Zoology/Fisheries from UBC.
Hanson’s work has continually linked science to public policy. He has worked closely with government bodies in Canada, the U.S. and Asia on specific problems related to natural resources and environmental management.
In recent years he has spent much of his professional time in China, and initiated some of the largest environmental capacity-building efforts currently underway in Indonesia.
The Munro Lecture is named after Jock Munro, an economist who served, with distinction, as SFU’s Vice-President, Academic.
What: 2012 Munro Lecture: Dr. Arthur Hanson – China’s Green Economy
When: May 23, 2012 – 7 p.m.
Where: SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre, Room 1400 (Joe and Rosalie Segal Centre), 515 West Hastings
Cost: Free with registration