2020 Water Institute RBC Distinguished Lecture

Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

How to Inform Policy with Science

Dr. Dianne Saxe
President, Saxe Facts
Former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (2015 – 2019)

For those who make public policy, science is useful, but neither necessary nor sufficient. Based on 45 years of lived experience at Canada’s battlefront between the economy, the environment, law and government, learn:

• Three stories about science trying to influence environmental policy

• The theory of how environmental policy is made, and

• Practical tips on how to communicate with policy makers in order to have evidence influence decisions.

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Dianne Saxe
Dr. Dianne Saxe is one of Canada’s most respected environmental lawyers, and was the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2015 to 2019. She was appointed unanimously by all MPPs to report to the Legislature on Ontario’s environmental, energy and climate performance, and to be the guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights. She is now heading Saxe Facts, a business providing strategic advice and information on climate, energy and environment, SaxeFacts.com, and hosts the Green Economy Heroes podcast

The Water Institute's RBC Distinguished Lecture series is generously supported by the RBC Foundation

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