COP21 Climate Summit: What happened in Paris, and what's next for Canada?Export this event to calendar

Monday, February 1, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Canadian flag surrounded by other nation's flags at the United Nations Climate Change Summit.Last fall, the global media spotlight was on the United Nations (UN) climate change summit (a.k.a. “COP21”) when 195 countries came to an agreement to act on climate change. Are you curious about what this might mean for our country and the world?

Join us for a panel discussion on February 1st to hear from five speakers who travelled from Waterloo Region to participate in COP21 in Paris.

You'll hear stories from Mayor Vrbanovic's meetings with fellow Mayors from around the world, learn about Laura's experience representing the small island state of the Republic of Kiribati, and gain a view into what a UN climate summit looks like through the eyes of a first-timer as well as someone who was at both COP1 and COP21! 

Whether you are just starting to be curious 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 your questions in advance by tweeting with the hashtag #UWCOP21.

Make sure to follow @envwaterloo and @climatestudents to keep up to date on climate news and events.

Featured speakers:

  • Erik Davies, Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
  • Alexandra Graham, Graduate Student, School of Planning, University of Waterloo
  • Laura Maxwell, Graduate Student, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, UWaterloo
  • Ian Rowlands, Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo
  • Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor, City of Kitchener
  • Moderator: Jean Andrey, Dean, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Formal remarks will begin at 6:20 p.m.

Cost 
Free
Location 
STP - St. Paul's University College
Alumni Hall
190 Westmount Road North

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G5
Canada

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