On September 26, 2018, the Pembina Institute is hosting the 2018 Alberta Climate Summit in Calgary. The summit brings together 500+ leaders from industry, government, non-profits, Indigenous and rural communities to learn about the energy evolution and its implications in Alberta. This full-day event showcases a range of perspectives and opportunities for Alberta's energy future.
Highlights of the Alberta Climate Summit include:
- A breakout session offering a frank discussion on the opportunities and challenges of supporting communities in rural Alberta during the coal phase-out and looking at leaders in other jurisdictions. Dale Ross, mayor of Georgetown, Texas will share his experience helping his small town secure 100% renewable electricity. The panel also includes Mayor Chris Warwick from the town of Hanna, Tara Peel from the national Just Transition Task Force, and Tom Dalzell from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) who helped negotiate a transition deal for workers in California;
- Ernie Daniels, member of the Salt River First Nation, NWT, and a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager, Troy Jerome, President and CEO of 'SEN'TI' Environmental & Indigenous Services, and Vickie Wetchie, General Manager at Green Arrow Corp. will discuss economic development through Indigenous-lead clean energy in rural communities; and
- A variety of international perspectives, including Dr. Morgan Bazilian, executive director at the Payne Institute, will share stories of energy transformations from other oil and gas jurisdictions.