A Canadian Association for the Club of Rome scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Finding Pathways to Climate Stability
Speakers: David Dougherty and David Pollock
Time: Sep 1, 2021 12:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)
T. David Dougherty is a retired ecologist who has been identifying and finding solutions to environmental issues for over four decades. Climate change has become his main focus since the 1990s, as it is interlinked with loss of biodiversity, pollution, food supply, and many other issues. He was a background member of CACOR’s Pathways Project team.
David Pollock Past chair of the Board of CACOR, former Executive Director of the Pembina Institute and Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Board (2003-2015) David works part time with Citizens for Public Justice and is author of the environmental novel – The Checkerboard Club… David will focus on Advocacy efforts related to CACOR and the Pathways Project. David is a member of the core Pathways group.
Many scientific sources have confirmed climate change is happening, it is because of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, and it is destabilizing Earth’s climate. Canada is in the top ten countries for emissions and emissions per capita. We have a duty to do our fair share to reduce our emissions and help stabilize the climate. However, emissions vary greatly by province. CACOR contracted for stock-and-flow modelling of our emissions and how they could be reduced. Canada is unlikely to reach its Paris Agreement target, certainly not its new Nationally Determined Contribution, without reducing fossil fuel production. Getting to net-zero emissions is a remote possibility. Some provinces are likely to be able to make important contributions, but others—ones that produce oil and gas—are likely to be much less able to contribute without fundamental changes in their economies.