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Public Symposium on Carbon-Neutral Province

MacKinnon Auditorium - UPEI


Thursday, October 26, 2017, 07:00pm - 09:00pm

Living on a small, low land-mass, Islanders are immediately vulnerable to sea-level rise. What can be done about it; and how can we provide a model of positive action for elsewhere. One possibility would be for us to attempt to set an example for others by becoming Canada’s first carbon-neutral province. How this might be done will be the topic of a Public Symposium to be held at UPEI’s MacKinnon Auditorium, Rm 242, McDougall Hall, Oct 26, from 7–9 pm. This event is sponsored by UPEI’s Institute of Island Studies, in conjunction with UPEI Research Services and the UPEI Climate Lab. The title of the Symposium is “Making the Case for Prince Edward Island to be Canada’s First Carbon-Neutral Province.” The speaker will be Dr. Catherine Potvin, professor at McGill University and associate staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. She leads the group Sustainable Canada Dialogues, a voluntary initiative that mobilizes over 80 researchers from every province, with sustainability being at the heart of their research programs. The objective is to identify actions designed to have large, viable impacts to help Canadian governments at all levels to make commitments to greenhouse-gas emission reductions. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free. There will be time for discussion and questions.

 

Contact 

Info: Laurie at the Institute of Island Studies, 902-894-2881, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Location Details:

MacKinnon Auditorium - UPEI
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown


In McDougal Hall.


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