Title: Environmental Programs in Retrospect – Are We Spinning Our Wheels?
Speaker: Jack Donnan, Team Leader, Economic Analysis Section, Energy Supply
and Competition Branch, Ministry of Energy
Synopsis: Environmental agencies spend much of their time and resources developing and implementing new environmental protection initiatives, programs and policies. Aside from monitoring ambient air, water and soil contaminant concentrations to some degree, little effort is directed toward evaluating the actual consequences of specific programs and policies after they have been implemented. The results of a retrospective evaluation of Ontario’s Countdown Acid Rain program which was completed in 1994 are presented to illustrate the usefulness and benefits of such assessments. The pros and cons of conducting retrospective assessments and some recent challenges to current environmental management and regulation paradigms will be highlighted.
Date: Thursday, February 26th, 2004
Time: Registration/Breakfast from 7:30 am to 8:00 am
Presentation from 8:00 am until 9:00 am
Networking from 9:00 am until 9:30 am
Location: Room 302, Metro Hall, 55 John Steet (just north of Skydome), Toronto
Surcharge: $5 extra for registration at the door
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Environmental Business Consultants
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