Tuesday, November 14, 7:00-8:15 p.m. EST
We are excited to invite you to a webinar featuring Hannah McKinnon, who will be at the UN Climate Change talks in Bonn, Germany.
Hannah recently give her presentation, Redefining climate leadership: Why climate leadership in wealthy fossil fuel exporting countries must include a managed decline & just transition and we wanted to share it with you. Hannah’s presentation uses clear graphs based on recent climate change science that speaks truth to power. It recognizes we can no longer expand fossil fuel production in Canada – full stop. In fact, the time has come to talk about how we manage a decline in the fossil fuel industry and pursue a just transition to 100% sustainable and equitable economy and society by 2050.
What Hannah shares is critical in this moment in time.
On the one hand we have the evidence she brings which is so clear on where we need to be. On the other hand we have a federal government, while appearing to make progress on climate change, reality is quite differently. The federal Liberals approved two major tar sands pipelines (Kinder Morgan and Line 3) and are on path to failing our weak 2020 emission reduction target. The recent report by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development lays this bare, as well as the significant costs this inaction will have on our economy.
Webinar will be hosted on Adobe Connect
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Hannah will present to us, including using a number of slides. There will be a Q/A opportunity with Hannah, followed by a discussion of what we can do to respond to this moment in time calling for a deeper understanding and commitment to climate justice and action to stop further fossil fuel expansion while creating the just economy and society we need.
Please RSVP now for the webinar so we can best plan for it! I’m inviting a couple of local groups that have been involved in the Energy East campaign. I also encourage you to consider local partners that may be interested in this presentation and discussion, and pass along the invitation to participate and RSVP.
Hannah McKinnon, Energy Futures & Transitions Program Director,
Hannah McKinnon is the Energy Futures & Transitions Program Director working on Oil Change International’s efforts to bring about a managed decline of the fossil fuel industry. She has worked on climate change and energy issues for over a decade, with experience ranging from national and international climate policy and advocacy in Canada with Climate Action Network and Environmental Defence Canada, to climate adaptation and risk management in Central America. She has an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.Sc. Hons. in Biochemistry from Mount Allison University, and studied at Lester B. Pearson United World College. Hannah is currently living in Freiburg, Germany. Follow her on Twitter: @mckinnon_hannah.