Emergency: The Citizen's Guide to Climate Action

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Here is the link to the video of my public talk hosted by Academics for Climate - University of Regina held via Zoom on April 28, 2020 entitled 'Emergency: The Citizen's Guide to Climate Action'. This Zoom talk is part of the Academics for Climate Community Series: Towards a Better Understanding of Climate Change in Saskatchewan, an interdisciplinary series designed to increase public understanding of climate change and its range of impacts - local and global. My talk was in co-sponsorship with Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy through the Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy (University of Saskatchewan), and Now What?!.

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Mark Jaccard

Mark Jaccard is a professor of sustainable energy in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University. Originally from Vancouver, he completed his doctorate at the Institute for Energy Economics and Policy at the University of Grenoble in 1987. Internationally, he has contributed to assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He recently contributed to the IPCC as a lead author on the 2011 IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate ChangeMitigation. He was also convening lead author for the chapter on sustainable energy policy in the monumental 2012 Global Energy Assessment – a five year international collaboration of leading energy experts. Since 1994, he has contributed to the China Council forInternational Cooperation on Environment and Development. He has also provided advice to policy makers in other countries, including the United States, France, Brazil, Hungary, Abu Dhabi and Mexico. Nationally, he was a research fellow with the C.D. Howe Institute, producing evaluations and recommendations on Canadian climate policy. He was appointed by the Canadian government to a three-year term (2006-2009) on the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, an advisory body on sustainability. In addition, Mark owned his own consulting company for over 25 years, where he provided advice on energy and climate policy to departments of the Canadian govern

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