Sunday, 7 September 2008

GET sponsors Climate-Energy Challenge event

On Tuesday after work (5:30-7), please come to the Centre for Social Innovation for this excellent event. If you have not yet visited the home of Green Enterprise Toronto in the remarkable Robertson Building, take this opportunity to visit and rub shoulders with others in the GET network and the wider community of green interest.

We're just north of Queen on the east side of Spadina.

Thomas Homer-Dixon on The Climate-Energy Challenge:

How It Will Change Our Economy and Society?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
$15 with pre-registration
215 Spadina Ave., Ground Floor Boardroom, Toronto
Co-sponsored by GET and the Sustainability Network

A consensus is emerging among climate scientists that the world needs to move to as quickly as possible to zero carbon emissions. The rate of ramp down to zero will depend, in large part, on the perceived urgency of the climate crisis. Steeper rates of decline will require more unconventional (and perhaps innovative) technologies and institutions and likely more state intervention in economies to mobilize human and financial capital.
Dr. Thomas Homer Dixon holds the Centre for International Governance Innovation Chair of Global Systems at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada, and is a Professor in the Centre for Environment and Business in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo.

Admission is $15, seating is limited, and pre-registration is required. To reserve and buy tickets online in advance visit www.sustainabilitynetwork.ca To reserve tickets and pay at the door, email Luella at info@sustain.web.ca with your name and affiliation. Space permitting, walk-ins are welcome.

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