Canadian Network for Energy Policy Research and Analysis
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Laurier Room | 1 Rideau Street | Ottawa, ON
Conference on Public Acceptance of Energy Projects
What does “Social Licence” mean for Canada’s regulatory systems?
We’ve all heard of “social licence”. But everyone seems to have a different definition. We don’t know exactly what it is, but we do know that unlike a regulatory system built on rules of evidence and rule of law, social licence has the potential to destabilize and de-legitimize that same regulatory system.
It’s time to get a grip on the potential impacts of social licence. This half-day conference features new research that will be presented and discussed with an eye to creating a prescriptive policy position that can help regulators and the energy sector understand and manage the social licence phenomena.
- John Colton,Professor of Community Development, Department of Environmental & Sustainability Studies, Acadia University
- Kenneth Corscadden,Associate Professor, Engineering Department, and Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University
- Stewart Fast, Fellow, Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy
- Monica Gattinger, Chair, Collaboratory on Energy Research and Policy, University of Ottawa
- Joel Gehman, Assistant Professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
- Martha Hall Findlay, Executive Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, and Chair, Advisory Council, Partnership for Resource Trade
- Dylan Morgan, Post-Doctoral Fellow, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary
- Judith Sayers, Adjunct Professor, Peter Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
- Jennifer Winter, Associate Director, Energy & Environmental Policy, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, and Network Director, Canadian Network for Energy Policy Research and Analysis
- Adonis Yatchew, Professor, Economics, University of Toronto, and Editor-in-Chief, The Energy Journal
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