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Climate Emergency – An Action Guide for Citizens

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Climate Emergency – An Action Guide for Citizens

December 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST

$30.00 – $65.00

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The Whistler Institute is pleased to announce its next Global Perspectives Speaker Series event taking place on December 9. In this event, Climate emergency – an action guide for citizens, Dr. Mark Jaccard will speak on how climate-concerned citizens can overcome myths that hinder them from acting in time to prevent extreme climate impacts. Their actions can involve personal consumption choices (electric vehicles, heat pumps) but these only have an effect if citizens are also engaged in the political process and civil society to elect and support climate-sincere politicians. These personal and collective efforts must align with and foster a global strategy of decarbonization, especially in developing countries. “For climate success, we need to understand the combined role of self-interested and wishful thinking biases that prevent us from acting effectively and strategically” explains Dr. Mark Jaccard. “On December 9, be ready to learn what is required on a simple path to climate success and what you can contribute.”

Join presenter Dr. Mark Jaccard and moderator Mayor Jack Crompton for an engaging lecture-style presentation followed by a question and answer session. The event will be followed by an intimate dinner option at Caramba Restaurant for the in-person audience to continue the conversation.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Mark Jaccard is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University. His Ph.D. is from the University of Grenoble. He researches the design and application of energy-economy models for assessing climate policies. He is an author with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a member of the Royal Society of Canada, and an advisor to governments and non-government organizations on climate policy. Dr. Jaccard’s latest book is The Citizen’s Guide To Climate Success: Overcoming Myths That Hinder Progress, which was shortlisted for the Donner Prize.

Event Details

Date & time: December 9 @ 6:00pm-7:30pm PST.
Location: Rainbow Theatre, Whistler Conference Centre, 4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V8E 1J2, Canada
Online: Live stream on Zoom
Post event dinner: Caramba Restaurant, 4314 Main Street #12 Town Plaza, Whistler, BC V8E I8E, Canada

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  • $30 Theatre Ticket (Purchase your ticket(s) lower down on this page)
  • $65 Après Event Dinner Experience – portion tax deduction (Purchase your ticket(s) lower down on this page) SOLD OUT!
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Keeping Everyone Safe: All audience members attending the event at the Rainbow Theatre will be required to present proof of vaccine upon arrival and wear masks for the duration of the event. Customers who purchase the Dinner Experience will be required to provide their BC Vaccine Card to enter Caramba Restaurant as per the PHO orders.

Dinner Experience

The Dinner Experience includes a 3-course set menu per person at Caramba Restaurant at 7:30pm after the Theatre event. Ticket includes dinner + tax, gratuity, and a $26.64 charitable tax receipt that will be emailed after the event. Drinks are extra and Caramba Restaurant will provide wine pairing suggestions for this exclusive event. Dinner Experience ticket holders will collect their physical Dinner Experience Tickets when they check-in at the Rainbow Theatre on Dec 9.

Market ‘Wedge’ Salad (Roquefort Dressing, Crispy Calabrese, Walnuts), or
Soup Du Jour
Roasted Fraser Valley Chicken Breast (Vegetable Caponata, Caper Berries, Basil Oil), or
Pan Roasted Steelhead (Truffle Creamed Potato, Braised Leeks, Lemon Nage), or
Tagliatelle Pesto (Goat Cheese, Roasted Pine Nuts)
Chocolate Mousse (Layered Dark, Milk, White)

Our thanks to the following sponsors who have committed to support this event at the following levels:

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Thank you to the following organizations for their support in producing this event:

The Global Perspectives Speaker Series is designed to stimulate discussion and inspire action around major issues facing the world today and into the future. The Series features accomplished international thought leaders who have made a global impact through evolutionary and even revolutionary advancements in their fields.

The Whistler Institute partners with individuals and organizations to provide opportunities for learning and influencing change by encouraging innovation and creativity in learning; by thoughtful consideration of global issues; by connecting with leading subject matter experts; and by inspiring individuals and organizations to take initiative.  The Whistler Institute is a registered charity that is funded through private donors, foundations, government grants and fees for service.

Sponsorship opportunities exist for this excusive event with an engaged audience, view the sponsorship package here.

Media Contact: Suki Cheyne, Executive Director, Whistler Institute, Tel: 604-932-7600, Email:


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December 9, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST
$30.00 – $65.00
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Rainbow Theatre
4010 Whistler Way, , BC , Canada
Whistler, British Columbia V8E 1J2 Canada
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