Waterloo, Ontario — As Canadians prepare for consultations on a national climate change plan later this month, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will co-host a free public forum on climate change solutions with Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Divest Waterloo.

As part of a panel of climate change experts, two CIGI experts will present and answer questions about their latest research.

CIGI Senior Fellow Sarah Burch will explore how small businesses can support the transition toward a more sustainable future and how communities benefit from responding to climate change challenges. CIGI Post-Doctoral Fellow Maria Panezi will speak about how a Canadian carbon pricing strategy in combination with taxing carbon-intensive products as they cross borders can lead to a greener economy.

WHEN:       Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM ET

WHERE:    CIGI Campus Auditorium - 67 Erb St. W., Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6C2

WHO:         Andrew Thompson, CIGI Senior Fellow (Moderator)

                      Sarah Burch, CIGI Senior Fellow

                      Maria Panezi, CIGI Post-Doctoral Fellow

                      Heather Douglas, Waterloo Chair of Science and Society,
                     Balsillie School of International Affairs

                      Caterina Lindman, Citizens’ Climate Lobby

                      Deborah McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous
                     Environmental Justice, Osgoode Hall Law School

Registration is open to the public on the forum’s Eventbrite page.

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Sean Zohar, Communications Advisor, CIGI
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