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Carbon Talk: Levelling the Playing Field as Vancouver Implements its Renewable City Strategy

March 23, 2016

What are the roles of equity, justice, and democratic process as the City of Vancouver moves forward with its energy planning?

According to the World Energy Council, energy equity is about accessibility and affordability of energy supply across the population. While cities are demonstrating climate and energy leadership, they will need to do so while ensuring affordability of renewable energy.

Vancouver has both an ambitious energy plan, as well as acute affordability issues. Is there a risk that greater use of renewable energy in the City of Vancouver will impose unequal economic burdens on different segments of the community?  Could the energy plan compromise the City’s goals for social equity? What are the roles of equity, justice, and democratic process as the City moves forward with its energy planning?

Join us as for a free public dialogue as we open the discussion of energy equity and climate justice in Vancouver.

When: Wednesday, March 23 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Where: SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Room 2270

Registration: Please reserve your free seat here

Webcast: Can't make the event? This event will be webcast live and archived on our YouTube Channel, courtesy of our partnership with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. Join the conversation on Twitter at #CarbonTalks and Tweet your questions to @CarbonTalks.


  • Councillor Andrea Reimer, Deputy Mayor, City of Vancouver
  • Ananda Lee Tan, Organizer, Facilitator, Trainer and Guide
  • Alex Boston, Principal and Senior Planner, Boston Consulting