Climate change adaptation challenges and solutions in Canada, provinces and territories leadership - Dialogue with Environment Ministers
October 3 – 1:30-2:30 pm
Lieu : Agora
Lunchtime conference presented by the government of Quebec.
Adapting to climate change is now more important than ever. Recent extreme weather events in Canada, notably forest fires, floods, and Hurricane Fiona in 2022, have tested the resilience of Canadian provinces and territories to the effects of climate change.
This conference-lunch gathers ministers from Canadian provincial governments responsible for climate change adaptation and offers a unique opportunity to discover Canadian expertise in this field. It aims to highlight the key role played by provincial and territorial governments in climate change adaptation in Canada, emphasize the measures taken and innovative actions in this area, and foster discussion among ministers, the scientific community and practitioners in order to align public policy with research, knowledge, and innovation.
Benoit Charette, ministre de l’Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs, gouvernement du Québec
Bernard Davis, minister of Environment and Climate Change, government of Newfoundland and Labrador
George Heyman, minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Government of British Columbia
Steven Myers, minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Action, government of Prince Edward Island
Alain Webster, professor, Department of Economics, Université de Sherbrooke and Chair of the Advisory Committee on Climate Change