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April 27, 2021 Recording – Our Way or the Norway: Comparing Canada and Norway’s Climate Actions
April 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Webinar Notice (Pdf)
March 30, 2021 at 1:00pm EDT (GMT -0400)
- $10.00 – Suggested per webinar
- Bruce Campbell
- Nathan Lemphers
The event will compare and contrast the petroleum and climate policies, performance and records of Norway and Canada. Both countries are major oil exporters, close to major markets. It will examine their different systems of governments, electoral systems and cultures. Discussion will include the most recent carbon commitments of each country in advance of COP 26, Including Canada’s latest 2030 emission reduction target and the measures in the April 19 budget to reach this target. Finally. it will outline lessons for Canada from the Norwegian experience, and also how Norway can build on its strengths.
Bruce Campbell is former Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. He is adjunct professor, York University, Faculty of Environmental Studies; and Senior Fellow, Ryerson University, Centre for Free Expression. He is the author of The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster: Public Betrayal Justice Denied, James Lorimer, 2018. He is the author of The Petro-Path Not Taken: Comparing Norway with Canada and Alberta’s Management of Petroleum Wealth, CCPA, January 2013, and a recent commentary comparing the two countries on climate action.
Nathan Lemphers is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa’s Smart Prosperity Institute. His current book project, based on his dissertation, examines the climate politics of Canada, Norway and Australia. At Smart Prosperity, Nathan is studying the regional political economy of electric vehicles. He obtained his PhD in political science from the University of Toronto where he was a Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Scholar and Junior Fellow at Massey College.
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