Diplomats, scholars, practitioners and media gathered in Vancouver from March 16 to 17 to discuss Canadian, American and Mexican perspectives on the future of North America. This is the second conference on North American Futures jointly organized by the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of California, Berkeley. The event builds on the first symposium, which was held March 2010 in Berkeley, California.
This session on March 17th examined energy, the environment and shared infrastructure. The panellists were André Plourde (economics professor at Carleton University), James Nelson (Ph.D student, Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley), Cassie Doyle (Consul General of Canada responsible forNorthern California, Hawaii and Nevada), Tzeporah Berman (Co-director, Global Climate and Energy Program for Greenpeace International), and Colin Robertson (senior strategic advisor for McKenna, Long and Aldridge). The session was moderated by UBC political science professor Kathryn Harrison.