Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation

Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation

April 14, 2011 09:48 ET

Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation to Host Leading Thinkers at GHG Reduction Summit

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2011) - The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation is hosting a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Summit in Edmonton, May 15-17. Leaders from public policy, industry and research and development sectors will participate in workshops to identify opportunities to strengthen the system supporting GHG reductions.

"This is a critical opportunity for people to participate in discussions with leading thinkers about strategies that address our shared goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions through technology development," said CCEMC Chair Eric Newell.

Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner will open the conference with Eric Newell.

Keynote speakers include futurist Jeremy Rifkin, New York Times best-selling author and ePrize CEO Josh Linkner and entrepreneurial evangelist Sean Wise.

"The Summit is a working session and after it concludes we will produce a report with recommendations on how to enhance the discovery, development and deployment of clean technologies," said Newell. "We share a common commitment to reduce GHG emissions and I'm looking forward to hearing a variety of perspectives and ideas."

Workshops will discuss strategies to support clean technology innovation, financing and human capital, and public policy. Panelists include Dr. Robert Page, Chair, National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy; David Biette, Director, Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars; Dr. Roger Gibbins, President and CEO of the Canada West Foundation; Dr. David Lynch, Dean of Engineering at the University of Alberta, and Lewis Milford, President and Founder of the Clean Energy Group and Executive Director of the Clean Energy States Alliance.

People from fields linked to policy, industry, technology development, and the financial industry are encouraged to attend and can register online at http://www.ghgreductionsummit.com.

The CCEMC is an Alberta-based not-for-profit organization with a mandate to establish or participate in funding for initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support adaptation. The organization has announced funding for more than $98 million in projects that address energy efficiency, renewable energy, greening energy production and carbon capture and sequestration. The CCEMC invests in discovery, development, and operational deployment of clean technologies.

Note to editors: Background on workshop topics and a complete list of panelists with biographies is available online at ghgreductionsummit.com.

To view the backgrounder, click the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/CCEMC-265%20Backgrounder-041411.pdf

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