The City Episode November 12, 2013

Global Climate Change and Urban Policies: Do Local Strategies Matter?

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Mark Jaccard provides a critical look at urban climate policies and actions
Mark Jaccard on urban climate policy
Failed efforts at the international, national and sub-national levels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have prompted some city governments to set their own greenhouse gas targets and implement policies in pursuit of these. But how can we determine the effectiveness of these policies? Are urban climate strategies just hype or potentially a significant answer to these challenges? We hear from SFU School of Resource and Environmental Management professor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Mark Jaccard on the podcast.