Kathryn Harrison describes the current climate change policy debate in Canada, with particular emphasis on British Columbia. She asks us to consider the current opposition to proposed local infrastructure to export fossil fuels (e.g. pipelines, lng terminals, coal terminals) as opportunities for raising awareness of the global impacts of climate change. She argues we need a positive, future-oriented and ambitious vision for a low carbon economy in Canada. ABOUT THE CONFERENCE The Big Ideas for Sustainable Prosperity research conference brought together some of the world's pre-eminent environment & economy thinkers for a two day research conference to share knowledge and think big about Policy Innovation for Greening Growth. www.sustainableprosperity.ca ABOUT THE SPEAKER Kathryn Harrison is a Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. She has a Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Western Ontario, Master's degrees in political science and chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in political science from UBC. She is also a Fulbright scholar. Before entering academia, she worked as a policy analyst for both Environment Canada and the United States Congress. Dr. Harrison's current research focuses on environmental regulation in the context of economic globalization, the efficacy of alternative policy instruments, and comparative politics of climate change.