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The Case for Divesting from Fossil Fuels in Canada

  • CIGI Campus Auditorium 67 Erb Street West Waterloo, ON, N2L 6C2 Canada (map)

The call for divestment from fossil fuels has traditionally been pitched to protect the future wealth of pensioners and other long-term investors. But the time frames for action have shifted markedly over the last two years, with the collapse in coal, oil and natural gas prices already triggering a massive decline in the equity valuations of fossil fuel producers.
Join us for a public lecture on divestment from fossil fuels by Jeff Rubin, CIGI senior fellow, former chief economist at CIBC World Markets, and thought leader on the economics of energy sources. Jeff will speak about the research presented in his CIGI paper on divestment, as well the recent spate of major international investors who have pulled up stakes from the Canadian oil sands. A question period will follow.
This event is held in partnership with CIGI.
This lecture will be followed by a reception in the CIGI Foyer.
Speakers:
Jeff Rubin, CIGI Senior Fellow
Jeff Rubin is a CIGI senior fellow, effective November 5, 2015. A Canadian economist and author, Jeff is a world-leading energy expert and former chief economist at CIBC World Markets. At CIGI, he is currently researching the impacts and opportunities for Canada in its transition toward a more sustainable economic model.
Jeff’s work explores the future of Canada’s oil sands in an emission-constrained world, the divestment of Canadian fossil fuels, the case for a national carbon tax and the evolving value of Canadian resources.
One of the world's most sought-after energy experts, Jeff was one of the first economists to accurately predict soaring oil prices back in 2000. His first book, Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, released in 2009, was an international bestseller and was favourably reviewed in both Time and Newsweek. It was the number one selling non-fiction book in Canada and won the National Business Book Award.