It has been one year since the countries of the world agreed, for the first time, to act collectively on climate change. Since then, focus has turned to questions of implementation. How can the Paris Agreement successfully be put into action at the global scale, in our country, and in our communities? Are current actions ‘good enough’ to get us to the goal of limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century?
Join us for a panel discussion on November 28th to hear reflections from policy experts and students who were at COP22 in Morocco earlier this month. Speakers will provide insights on the soon-to-be-released pan-Canadian framework on clean growth and climate change, the impact of the US Election on climate policy and cross-border collaboration, and the results of a recent exercise where local experts and practitioners articulated how Waterloo Region might transition to a decarbonized energy future.
Whether you are just starting to think about climate change or already well-versed and keen to discuss the details, this event will provide a space to engage with others. Your questions are an important part of the discussion! Submit questions in advance by tweeting with the hashtag #UWCOP22 or tagging @climatestudents.
* Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Registration and food will be available starting at 6:00 p.m. and formal remarks will begin at 6:30 p.m.
- Neil Craik, Director, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo
Heather Douglas, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Waterloo Chair in Science and Society, University of Waterloo
Ambika Opal, 4th year Systems Design Engineering student, University of Waterloo
- Dominique Souris, Master of Global Governance student, Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA)
Getting to the event venue:
The event will be held in Alumni Hall at St. Paul's University College, which is on the University of Waterloo campus. This UWaterloo map shows the exact location of the building, marked as "STP."
The campus is highly accessible via public transit. In particular, bus routes #200, #9, #13 and #7 have stops along Ring Road on the west side of campus and from there, it's less than a 5 minute walk up to St. Paul's. The GRT Trip Planner can help you find your route.
If you require parking, please use the entranceway off of Westmount Road North to access the paid parking lots of the nearby Conrad Grebel University College. The cost is $6 (IN COINS ONLY). If you require accessible parking, please let us know when you register and we will get in touch with you.
Interested in becoming more engaged with COP22? Check out the full list of social media accounts to follow and events to attend on campus! IC3 will be updating the list and creating event listings as additional details are confirmed.