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The Politics of Climate Change: A Green New Deal for Canada?

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Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

1 Devonshire Place

Toronto, ON M5S 3K7

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Join us for a two-day event with scholars, activists, journalists and policy practitioners to discuss a Green New Deal for Canada. The panels will examine a variety of topics about climate change and the economy:

1) What are the current federal and provincial climate change policies?

2) What can Canada learn from climate policy in other countries?

3) What can labour, business, and activists do to help speed up decarbonization?

4) What key policies are needed?



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Oct 2 Keynote Address: Free but registration is required. - SOLD OUT

Oct 3 Panel Discussions: General Admission $20 | Students/Unwaged: $10 | Light breakfast, refreshments, and lunch included




Event Schedule:



DAY 1 - OCTOBER 2, 2019 / 5:00-7:00 PM - SOLD OUT


5:00 PM / OPENING REMARKS


Steve Easterbrook - Director, School of the Environment and Professor, Computer Science, University of Toronto



5:15 PM / Keynote - The Politics of Climate Change in Canada


A conversation with: Hon. Peter Bevan-Baker, Green Party Leader, Prince Edward Island; Glen Murray, Former MPP, Liberal Party.


Moderated by Shawn McCarthy, Sussex Strategy Group.



DAY 2 - OCTOBER 3, 2019 / 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM



8:30 / REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST



9:00 / OPENING REMARKS


Jessica Green - Associate Professor, Political Science and School of the Environment, University of Toronto



9:30 / PANEL 1: The State of Play of Canadian Policy: Do we need a Green New Deal?


What is the current landscape of Canadian Climate Policy? How would a GND compare to the status quo?


Speakers: Matthew Hoffmann, Professor, Political Science, University of Toronto; Jahangir Bhatti, Director, CleanTech, Development Bank of Canada; Isabelle Turcotte, Director, Federal Policy, Pembina Institute.



11:00 / BREAK



11:30 / PANEL 2: Transnational Approaches: A Global Green New Deal?


What are the politics and policy of GND discussions elsewhere? What can Canada learn from climate policy in other countries?


Speakers: Jonas Nahm, Assistant Professor, Energy, Resources, & Environment, Johns Hopkins University; Julian Brave NoiseCat, Director, Green New Deal Strategy, Data for Progress; Paasha Mahdavi, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara.



1:00 / LUNCH BREAK



1:45 / PANEL 3: Role of activists, business, labor, civil society, and First Nations


How can we build broad political support for a GND? What policies might form the basis of a coalition for a GND?


Speakers: Katherine Foster, Chief Intelligence Officer, Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance; Emmay Mah, Executive Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance; Joanna Robinson, Professor, Sociology, York University.



3:15 / BREAK



3:30 / PANEL 4: From ideas to policy


What policies are needed to implement a Green New Deal?


Speakers: Kate Aronoff, The Guardian; Christopher Wilson, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Campaign Director, Indigenous Climate Action.




The October 2 portion of this event is free but registration is required.

Please note: In case of a full registration for the October 2 program, your ticket reservation may not guarantee admission. Please plan to arrive to the event early.

If you require accommodation please contact us at environment@utoronto.ca by September 26, 2019.




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