Webinar: Greenhouse Gas Roundup

February 10, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

If you’re like many Albertans, you’re probably asking yourself some pretty important questions about greenhouse gas and climate change.

  • What will Copenhagen mean?
  • Why is cap and trade controversial?
  • What are other places doing to address climate change through law and policy?

Or, maybe you’re not even sure which questions to ask. Whatever the case, let the Environmental Law Centre (ELC) get you started.

Whether you’re a student, an educator, an activist, or just a concerned citizen, you will surely find value in Greenhouse Gas Roundup – a three-part webinar series led by ELC Staff Counsel Adam Driedzic. No legal training is required and there are no dumb questions. Participants’ interests will help shape the content of two follow-up sessions.

February 10: Posse Up

Our first session provides a lay audience with the basics. We begin by defining terms: words like “offsets” and “sequestration” that made the newspapers before the law dictionary. Adam will explain options for reducing greenhouse gas, highlighting the difference between “market” schemes and more established means of environmental protection. With choice of tools in hand, we look to who is using what: provincially, nationally, and internationally. Participants should leave understanding the big picture: the role of international agreements, the consequences of emissions trading, and the impact of patchwork law on a global issue.

Follow-up sessions on April 14 and June 9 will enter the specifics of domestic law in response to questions and current events. For example:

  • How is carbon capture regulated?
  • Are companies forced to report their greenhouse gas emissions?
  • Can the law address Mountain Pine Beetle?

Bring your interests, learn and contribute.

This event is free.

Click here to register. A confirmation email will be sent upon registration. Instructions on how to log on to the webinar will be emailed the day before the session.

In the meantime, let us know what you would like to know about greenhouse gas law by emailing the ELC.

If you have any questions about the event or how to register, contact:

Leah Orr
Environmental Law Centre
[email protected]