7:30 pm, Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
Room 200, Hennings Building
6224 Agricultural Road, UBC
Climate commitments -- It's not about targets anymore.
Honourable Elizabeth May
Member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands
Leader of the Green Party of Canada
The recent Paris Agreement, which has the goal of avoiding a 1.5 degrees C
rise in global temperature, means the governments of the 195 nations of
the world agree that we are going to stop relying on
fossil fuels for energy. If there is any
room for debate, it is now about the time
table. But the commitment to 1.5
degrees means only one thing: if we
are serious about that goal, we must
get off fossil fuels within a decade or
two, with no procrastination or
back-sliding. This talk will discuss
what this will mean, for all of us.
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Additional resources for this talk: video.