CSIP Research Forum ~ Getting down to action: Climate change policy in Canadian cities

Video Conference

The Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy (CSIP) invites all students, faculty and researchers interested in the study of science, technology and innovation policy to participate in a bi-weekly research forum. Each forum will involve a quick roundtable of introductions, a review of topical policy issues, one or more brief research reports and general discussion about research strategies and methods that are being or could be used to examine various angles of the policy system. You can simply drop in and listen or offer to present some of your findings. CSIP is initially focused on innovation challenges in the agricultural biosciences, energy, health innovation and big-data realms, but would entertain a wider range of discussions.

PRESENTED BY: Elizabeth Schwartz, JSGS Assistant Professor

What are Canadian cities doing to combat climate change? How can we make those actions more effective? Responding to climate change and preventing catastrophic and irreversible changes to our environment is going to require large-scale transformation of our societies and economic systems over the next few decades. This will require more than technological innovation. In this presentation, Elizabeth Schwartz focuses on local contributions to global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The majority of GHG emissions are created in urban areas, and although a large proportion can be, at least indirectly, controlled by municipalities, responding to climate change isn’t a typical responsibility of local governments. What can our cities do to make a difference?

Event Details

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Saskatoon: Canada Room, Diefenbaker Centre, University of Saskatchewan / Regina: Room 210, 2 Research Drive, University of Regina
Research Forum Communique


Karen Jaster-Laforge