John Drexhage tackles Mining and Climate Change: Why Should We Care?


Don’t miss a compelling talk by John Drexhage, a federal advisor with Clean Energy Canada, co-hosted with Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business.

When: Monday, November 20, 12:30 – 2 pm
Where: 2245 McCarthy Tetrault Lecture Room, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Mr. Drexhage will speak to the critical issue of why climate change matters to the mining and metals industry, including:

  • The risks it poses for the industry and its installations
  • The tools and expertise the industry has in place to adapt to those risks
  • The challenges and approaches the industry faces in GHG regulatory and pricing policy
  • Implications of a global zero/low carbon future for future mineral, ore and metal demand

John Drexhage, Clean Energy Canada

About John Drexhage

A long-time advocate for practical climate solutions and sustainable development, John brings a wealth of experience and insight to his role as federal advisor with Clean Energy Canada. John is no stranger to the policy change landscape, having served within government as well as in the corporate and NGO sectors over more than two decades. Early in his career, John undertook groundbreaking work on climate change mitigation, developing Canada’s first National Action Program on Climate Change. He later ran the climate change program at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and was a leading author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) fourth Assessment Report. John holds an undergraduate degree in history and philosophy and a master’s in international affairs. Prior to joining Clean Energy Canada, he consulted internationally on the implications of climate policy and sustainability for developing resource-based economies.

Published on November 14, 2017.

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