The first global pact to put our planet on a path toward a zero-carbon, resilient future was signed last December, when 196 countries adopted the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. Canada’s First Ministers are now building on the momentum of the Paris Agreement by developing a concrete plan to achieve Canada's international commitments through a pan-Canadian framework for clean growth and climate change to be implemented early in 2017.

The Government of Canada has initiated national climate consultations to inform the working groups established to develop this framework. Climate Town Hall: Waterloo Region (August 18, Kitchener City Hall) is Waterloo region’s opportunity to join in this conversation.  The Centre for International Governance Innovation is supporting these public consultations with this public education event featuring an expert panel presenting cutting-edge research and policy recommendations related to the four main themes of the federal climate strategy.

Join us for an engaging discussion about reducing emissions, putting a price on carbon, preparing for the impacts of climate change and innovative ideas for new technology and job creation, all within the context of supporting communities affected by climate change, including indigenous communities.

The following experts will be participating:

  • Sarah Burch, Senior Fellow, Global Economy (CIGI)
  • Heather Douglas, Waterloo Chair of Science and Society, Balsillie School of International Affairs
  • Maria Panezi, Post-doctoral Fellow, International Law Research Program (CIGI)
  • Caterina Lindman, Citizens’ Climate Lobby
  • Deborah McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Moderator: Andrew S. Thompson, Senior Fellow, Global Security & Politics (CIGI)

Bring your questions to engage in what is arguably the most important conversation of our time.

Please note: the location of this presentation has been changed to the Campus Auditorium (previously A120)

Sponsors: Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Divest Waterloo, CIGI

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