Climate change and COVID-19 have both led to record-breaking levels of anxiety and depression in Canada. Canadians know now how to halt the pandemic’s spread, and vaccinations are underway; the end is in sight. But mitigating climate change remains a source of confusion for many. Conflicting sources of information — thanks in part to the spread of disinformation and climate denial — make it difficult to figure out how to work as an individual toward impactful change.
This is why author Mark Jaccard wrote The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success, published in February 2020. Jaccard, a professor and director of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, has been thinking about the climate longer than most. 2021 marks his 35th year at SFU, save for a stint as chair and CEO of the British Columbia Utilities Commission. His primary focuses are on energy-economy models, while sussing out the practicality and viability of energy and climate policies.
Jaccard will join Canada’s National Observer founder and editor-in-chief Linda Solomon Wood on April 8 for an exclusive Conversations event.