Changing The Narrative Around Energy & Climate: A Discussion with the Experts

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Changing The Narrative Around Energy & Climate: A Discussion with the Experts

December 22, 2018

On today's Global Exchange Podcast, we look at the future of Canada's energy industry, and the ongoing transition to low-carbon sources of energy. Join Colin in conversation with five noted energy experts -- Michael Cleland, Dave Collyer, John Dillon, Monica Gattiner, and Ken Ogilvie -- for an in-depth discussion on Canada's energy narrative, the solutions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the need to transition to low-carbon energy sources in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. This Podcast builds off a recent CGAI Policy Update on cgai.ca entitled "A Value Proposition and Narrative for Energy and Climate in Canada".

Participant Biographies

  • Colin Robertson (host): A former Canadian diplomat, Colin Robertson is Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and a Senior Advisor to Dentons LLP.
  • Michael Cleland: private consultant with extensive experience in energy and environment policy. He is Senior Fellow with the University of Ottawa and a member of uOttawa’s Positive Energy research team’, Chair of the Board of Directors at the Canadian Energy Research Institute, a member of the Board of Directors of QUEST (Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow) and Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
  • Dave Collyer: an experienced strategic and operational leader in the Canadian energy sector, with a strong focus on integration of technical, economic and public policy considerations in business decision-making. He currently provides consulting services to the Canadian energy sector and serves on a number of not-for-profit and corporate boards.
  • John Dillon: the Senior Vice President, Policy and Corporate Counsel, at the Business Council of Canada. His primary responsibility for the Council’s policy work is related to energy, the environment and sustainable development, securities regulation, corporate governance, and business-Indigenous relations.
  • Monica Gattinger: Dr. Gattinger is the Director of the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Science, Society and Policy, Associate Professor at uOttawa’s School of Political Studies, and Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. She also chairs Positive Energy, a multi-year project that uses the convening power of the university to bring together industry, government, Indigenous groups, local communities, environmental NGOs and the academy to identify how to strengthen public confidence in energy decision-making in Canada.
  • Ken Ogilvie: has worked in a variety of roles in the environmental field, including holding positions with three governments in Canada (Federal, Manitoba and Ontario) and serving as the Executive Director of Pollution Probe, one of Canada’s longest-standing environmental groups. He remains active as a policy consultant on energy and climate change, and sits on the Board of Directors for two nonprofit organizations – The Pembina Institute and QUEST (Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow).

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