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Thu, Nov 27, 2014
6:15 PM

Canada’s Carbon Bubble and the risks it poses: James Leaton talks

On Thursday November 27th at 6:15 pm, James Leaton, Research Director of Carbon Tracker, will speak about the risks of the carbon bubble.

Find out how lower oil prices and a low-carbon future will affect your investments and Canada’s economy.

Alberta’s oilsands are the third-largest reserves of crude oil in the world, but they are also highly vulnerable to price fluctuations. With oil prices at a 5-year low, the future of many oilsands projects is becoming uncertain.

The long-term outlook is especially unclear. In the past three years, financial researchers have identified the possibility of a “carbon bubble” in the energy sector. Experts, from the World Bank to former Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney, have issued warnings about this risk.

The science is undeniable: to avoid dangerous levels of climate change, the vast majority of fossil fuel reserves need to stay in the ground. This applies to Canada’s oilsands and global reserves.

Environmental Defence and the Pembina Institute invite you to hear from James Leaton on his first trip to Canada. An originator of the carbon bubble analysis, James will provide invaluable insights into new research on Canada's exposure to price volatility, the risk of unburnable carbon and the possibility of stranded assets.

When: Thursday November 27th
Doors open at 6:00 pm, talk begins promptly at 6:15 pm

Admission: Free - Online Registration is now CLOSED so we can print our door list but seats are still available, so please come by!

Event location: Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre at The ROM. Enter via the President's Choice School Entrance at the south end of the museum, off Queen's Park.

Event Location

Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre, The ROM
100 Queens Park
Toronto,  M5S 2C6

Directions

Enter via the President's Choice School Entrance which is at the south end of the museum, off Queen's Park.