Tuesday, December 4 • 08:30 - 09:30
Keynote 1: The Contagion of Climate Change: Is Canada Adapting Fast Enough, and if not, What Should be Done?

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Canada is experiencing climate change and extreme weather challenges with increasing frequency, and at great financial and social cost.  In response, Canada must adapt at a pace that at least matches evolving climate induced risk -- otherwise, Canada's operational capacity/GDP will be negatively impacted.  The presentation will examine whether Canada has an adaptation deficit, and if so, the specific actions that should be taken in response.  Additionally, the means by which the capital markets (institutional investors, credit rating agencies, securities commissions) might be more effectively engaged to drive innovation in climate adaptation forward in Canada will be reviewed.  

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Dr. Blair Feltmate

Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation - University of Waterloo
Blair is Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo, where he is also Associate Professor.  The Intact Centre is an incubator for research and knowledge mobilization, with an aim to limit the negative impacts associated with climate change and extreme weather... Read More →

Tuesday December 4, 2018 08:30 - 09:30
Grand Ballroom, Delta Hotels by Edmonton South Conference Centre 4404 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 5C2