The University of Waterloo's Sustainable Futures Initiative launch event brings together the Water Institute, Waterloo Climate Institute, and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy to catalyze holistic approaches to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with a focus on the interconnections between energy, climate and water.
The science on climate change is clear – urgent action is required to deal with the increasing risks of a warming planet. So, what can we do? On April 27, join Professor Sarah Burch as she speaks with climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, who The New York Times called “one of the nation's most effective communicators on climate change.” They’ll discuss strategies for scaling up individual and collective climate action, and how to navigate difficult conversations about our changing planet. They’ll also address your most pressing questions and weigh in on what we’re all wondering – is there hope?
Join us for an informative discussion on the findings of Health Canada's latest national report, Health of Canadians in a Changing Climate. Lead authors, Peter Berry, Rebekka Schnitter and Paddy Enright, will reflect on the key insights from the wide-ranging report, and highlight the priority knowledge gaps facing Canadians. This will be followed by a Q&A with a panel of Waterloo's climate change and health experts who will reflect on Canada's next steps.