Engaging communities in energy strategy development: A decision science perspective

January 25, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This free public keynote presentation is part of the University of Alberta's Student Sustainability Summit. From the Sustainability Summit website:

Dr. Joe Arvai, University of Calgary

Description: An energy strategy is not about exploiting the country’s vast resource riches. It’s an adaptive framework for guiding decisions about energy development and delivery. It is a deliberative process that encourages involvement from all key stakeholders and gives each a legitimate role in addressing the tradeoffs that are key to the decisions at hand. It is a way to organize information and dialogue about energy options and consequences. And it is a way to structure choices about energy in a manner that facilitates and incorporates learning.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Joseph Arvai is Professor and Svare Chair in Applied Decision Research at the University of Calgary. He holds positions in theInstitute for Sustainable Energy Environment and Economy, at Carnegie Mellon University and with American research institute known as Decision Research. He is a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board and of the National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Environmental Change and Society.

This keynote is open to the public.


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