Wednesday June 15th
Join us to hear former Mayor and current clean energy expert Al Duerr discuss “Reclaiming Canada’s Rightful Place in the International Energy Transition”.
The presentation will focus on why Canada, while one of the world’s largest energy producers and leading the world in climate related policy, regulation, and implementation of emission reduction technologies, is largely ignored on the international stage. It will examine the roots of the problem and suggest ways that we as Canadians can contribute to world action on the critically important energy transition to lower emission fossil fuel production.
Al Duerr has a history of investment and leadership in environmental technologies over the past 35 years. He is currently Founder and CEO of General Magnetic International Inc., a clean tech company developing and manufacturing methane emission reduction technologies and partner in Carbon Connect International Inc., a company delivering education, program implementation, and baseline evaluation in the methane emissions reduction sector. Prior to General Magnetic, Mr. Duerr was CEO of the International Projects Group for a Swiss based finance company, establishing their China operations.
Mr. Duerr served as the Mayor of Calgary for 12 years from 1989 to 2001, obtaining the highest public support in successive elections of any Mayor in Calgary’s history. Prior to serving as Mayor, he served two terms on City Council and co-founded and was President of a water and wastewater treatment company in Malaysia.