APEBC (Vancouver): Climate change, the relativism of environmental indicators, and energy transitions, Denise Mullen

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Wednesday 29 January 2020, 12:00 - 13:30


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Climate change, the relativism of environmental indicators, and energy transitions

Greenhouse gas emissions and climate change present important challenges for economic, energy and environmental policy. Canada is often maligned for not going far enough, fast enough, in emissions management. There are good reasons for this which will be explored in the context of the relativism of environmental indictors, the design of carbon pricing mechanisms and why they can fail, and what energy transitions really mean, particularly in the electricity sector.


Speaker: Denise Mullen, Director of Environment and Sustainability, Business Council of British Columbia



Business Council of British Columbia

9th Floor, 1050 West Pender Street

Vancouver, B.C., V6E 3S7


Date: Wednesday, 29 January 2020


Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. 


Cost: APEBC and CABE members in good standing $13, Students $15, Others $35. Lunch is included. Charges include GST.


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About the Speaker

Denise Mullen

Denise Mullen is the Director of Environment and Sustainability at the Business Council of British Columbia. She is responsible for policy analysis on a range of issues from critters to carbon, and in 2018 wrote a research paper on women in the B.C labour force using 40 years of data.

Denise has decades of experience in natural resource management sector. She has worked extensively with all levels of government, industry, other stakeholders and Indigenous peoples in the development of policy, legislation, construction of information technology systems, and the review and permitting of major projects.

As a former director of energy policy with the B.C. government, Denise is an accomplished policy analyst, researcher, facilitator and writer. She loves numbers and letting the data tell its story. With this perspective, she leads the development of policy across a range of natural systems that intersect with business development, facilitates conversations about issues that matter, and keeps on top of emerging topics and concerns (provincial, national and international). She also works in the IT sector and can integrate geospatial, technical and business information using advanced web technologies.

Denise’s professional experience spans the public, private and non-profit sectors. Over her career she has authored research papers, regulatory submisisons, practical guidelines, qualitative and quantitative surveys, strategic and spatial resource use plans, annual reports, draft environmental regulations and standards, and draft water management plans. Her work involves being part of multi-stakeholder working and advisory groups, most recently in the development of new provincial and federal project impact assessment legislation.

Denise holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Victoria and a BA in econonmics and statistics from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Guelph, as well as several post-graduate certificates.