West Coast Environmental Law is pleased to present the first in a series of dialogues for legal innovation designed to engage thought-leaders and decision-makers in achieving law reform that protects the environment. West Coast’s Dialogues for Legal Innovation Series will bring together diverse perspectives to help shape solutions to complex legal and policy issues that affect the well being of British Columbians and our communities.
This dialogue will include short presentations from leaders in the field of sustainability and energy planning, including Prof. Bob Gibson, (University of Waterloo) and Prof. Mark Jaccard (Simon Fraser University), as well as West Coast Environmental Law staff lawyer Josh Paterson. Presentations will focus on introducing and elaborating on the 2009 Recommendations for Responsible Clean Energy Development in British Columbia; however, the principal focus of the evening will be on a high level facilitated discussion by dialogue participants. Audience members will be given the opportunity to ask questions as our dialogue participants explore the issues:
• Why is electricity that is clean and green important?
• What will it take to make viable legal and policy shifts to enable clean green power in BC?
• What needs to be done to build on emerging solutions for clean green power in BC?