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Building a Low Carbon, High Octane Canadian Economy - Why and How

Event

Building a Low Carbon, High Octane Canadian Economy - Why and How
Title:
Building a Low Carbon, High Octane Canadian Economy - Why and How
When:
Mon, 12. February 2018, 19:00 h - 21:30 h
Where:
Ottawa, Ontario
Category:
Harvard Club of Ottawa
Created by:
Meghan Sullivan

Description

Stewart Elgie is a professor of law and economics at the University of Ottawa, and director of the University’s interdisciplinary Environment Institute. He is also the founder and chair of Sustainable Prosperity, Canada’s major green economy think tank and policy-research network. His research involves many aspects of environmental and economic sustainability, with a particular focus on market-based approaches.

Elgie started his career as a Bay Street lawyer. He went off to Harvard for an LL.M., then ended up in Alaska with a public interest environmental law firm, including litigating over the Valdez oil spill. He returned to Canada and founded Ecojustice, now Canada’s largest non-profit environmental law organization, and was counsel on many precedent setting cases and law reform initiatives from 1991-2001, before returning to school for a doctorate in law and economics (Yale). He has served on or chaired many government advisory bodies in the environment/sustainability area. In 2001, Elgie was awarded the Law Society of Upper Canada medal for exceptional lifetime contributions to law – the youngest man ever to receive the profession’s highest honour. Since the birth of twin boys in 2012, he no longer has any hobbies.

Contact information

Name:
Margaret Huber, President


Venue

Location:
Home of John Baenziger
Street:
198 Beech St
City:
Ottawa
State:
Ontario
Country:
Canada