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The Future of Canada’s Oil Sands in an Emissions Constrained World

March 16, 2016

Join the David Suzuki Foundation, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and Carbon Talks for a discussion on the economic implications of climate policy for the Oil Sands.

With hundreds of countries commiting to aggressive emissions reductions at the UN climate talks at COP21 in Paris this past December, a signal has been sent to world markets and future investors. We are now living in a carbon constrained world. But what does that mean for global oil production and consumption and the future of the Canadian oil sands? Join CIGI, the David Suzuki Foundation, and Carbon Talks for a discussion with author and economist Jeff Rubin, as he shares his long-term outlook on Canada’s fossil fuel production.

Reception to follow.

When: Wednesday, March 16 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM (Reception to follow)
Where:  Room 1400, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC


Moderator: Michael Small, Executive Director, Carbon Talks


Jeff Rubin
A Canadian economist and author, Jeff is a world-leading energy expert and former chief economist at CIBC World Markets. He is currently a Senior Fellow at CIGI, researching the impacts and opportunities for Canada in its transition toward a more sustainable economic model. Jeff is also an international bestselling author, known for his books Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller (2009), The End of Growth (2012), and The Carbon Bubble (2015).

—Other panelists to be announced 


4:30pm: Doors open
5:00pm: Opening Remarks
—Presentation by Jeff Rubin
—Panel Discussion
—Audience Q&A 
6:30pm: End of program / Reception begins
7:30pm: Reception ends