Adapting our communities, a collective responsibility
October 4 – 1:00-2:00 pm
Place : Agora
Lunchtime conference presented by the Union of Municipalities of Quebec
Torrential rains, heat waves, floods, ice storms, forest fires, hurricanes, shoreline erosion… Year after year, municipalities are on the front lines to protect communities, land, and infrastructures as the effects of climate changes continue to multiply and intensify. Municipalities are doing their part but cannot stand alone without strong support from other levels of government.
The Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ) invites you to its lunchtime conference to discuss adaptation to climate changes with a focus on solutions. Innovating collectively in order to better manage climate risks and mobilizing the required resources will allow local governments to continue to take advantage of their key role in ensuring the resilience of Quebec and Canada.
France Bélisle, Mayor of Gatineau
Mathieu Maisonneuve, Mayor of Saint-Lin-Laurentides
Antonin Valiquette, Mayor of the Magdalen Islands
Marie-Andrée Mauger, Borough Mayor of Verdun and member responsible for ecological transition on the Montreal Executive Committee.
Martin Damphousse, President of the Union of Municipalities of Quebec and Mayor of Varennes