Speaker Name(s): Paul Parker, BSc, BA, MA, PhD
Description: The Earth Summit was held in 1992 in Rio de Janiero with Canadian and global leaders signing conventions to protect the planet. In 2012, the Rio + 20 conference will assess what we have achieved and what we need to do. Green economy has been proposed as a solution and the Ontario experience of green energy initiatives will be examined as a local case study. Energy efficiency to reduce demand and renewable sources of energy supply will be reviewed.