TORONTO — The Ontario Mining Association (OMA) is hosting a Climate Change Workshop on Jan. 15, 2009, at its office. The meeting is aimed at mining industry officials involved in energy efficiency, managing carbon emissions and the development corporate strategies to cope with on-going and sometimes conflicting provincial, national and international climate change initiatives.
The importance of this workshop is underlined by the fact that mining companies in Ontario spend more than $500 million on energy every year, and 95% of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the mining sector can be traced back to energy use.
The program is scheduled to kick off with Queen´s University´s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy offering a quick course on Climate Change 101 with an additional primer on cap-and-trade systems. The presenter is Bryne Purchase. Steve Quigley of Conestoga Rovers will speak about GHG emission regulatory status in Canada with implications for the province´s membership in the Western Climate Initiative. There will also be a presentation on the Mining Association of Canada´s Towards Sustainable Development program and its principles on energy use and GHG management. Then Bruce Dudley, of the Delphi Group, will speak about developing corporate sustainability strategies and he will lead a facilitated discussion on industry strategy and communication planning.
The program starts at 8:30 am and runs until 1 pm. For further information and to register for the OMA Climate Change Workshop contact Cheryl Brownlee firstname.lastname@example.org.