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2015 Congress of Academics

June 3, 2015 - July 4, 2015

SP invites you to hear global leaders and experts discuss the politics of carbon pricing, oil, and heritage funds. This flagship event is much more than Canada’s largest gathering of scholars. Congress brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow. The theme for this year’s Congress is “Capital Ideas.”

Live in Ottawa or webcast

Event #1

June 3rd, 4-5 PM features a keynote by Kristin Halvorsen, Former Minister of Finance for Norway and now Director of CICERO (a major climate research institute), on “Norway’s approach to reconciling oil and sustainability: heritage funds, carbon pricing, and economic stability”.

Live webcast available here

Event #2

June 4th, 1-5 PM features an afternoon symposium titled “Getting to Strong Climate Policies: Politics, Theory, and Global Lessons”, showcasing three prominent academics and three political leaders (former Premier of Quebec, The Hon. Jean Charest, former Environment Minister of France, Brice Lalonde, and former Finance Minister of Norway, Kristin Halvorsen) discussing how to meet the challenges of enacting strong climate policies — mixing research theory with ‘real-world’ climate politics.

Live webcast available here

Planning to attend? Let us know by emailing your name, affiliation and attending/poster/presenter.


June 3, 2015
July 4, 2015


Sustainable Prosperity


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