Coffee Talk - CCS Economic ImpactName: Coffee Talk - CCS Economic ImpactDate: September 2, 2020Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDTEvent Description:
Join the September Coffee Talk with Special guest, Beth (Hardy) Valiaho, from the International CCS Knowledge Centre as we discuss the economic impact building Boundary Dam CCS had to our community and surrounding area. Beth is researching the economic impart that projects such as Boundary Dam CCS have on a community and her findings will be presented to Federal Government and US Congress.
Please come prepared with your data and stories of what this project meant for your company and your community. Specific data is highly valuable when conveying the impact of such a project.
C. Beth (Hardy) Valiaho B.A., LL.B., LL.M.
Vice-President, Strategy & Stakeholder Relations
The International CCS Knowledge Centre
As Vice-President, Strategy & Stakeholder Relations Beth represents the Knowledge Centre amongst global decision makers and financiers to accelerate engagement on the understanding of the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS); and focuses on helping to link CCS knowledge with Canada and with other countries to reduce locked-in investments and collaboratively support the goals of the Paris Agreement. Her understanding of complex climate change matters, policies and regulations, and international financing concerns act as a solid basis fort assisting both national and international implementation strategies for technologies that support environmental targets.
Prior to joining the Knowledge Centre, Beth worked briefly as legal counsel for the provincial Crown utility. She pairs this industrial perspective with regulatory knowledge as Acting Director of Climate Change with the Government of Saskatchewan. These positions are reflective of Beth’s time with the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy where she focused on analysing provincial/territorial climate action plans and making recommendations for low cost and sustainable pathways. Beth’s legal education, teaching and practice have explored balancing energy, the environment and social implications.