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Conference

Launch of ClimateWest

The International Institute for Sustainable Development is excited to announce a new resource for climate change adaptation on the Canadian Prairies!
January 19, 2021 10:00 am CST

(Open to public)

ClimateWest will work with people, communities, businesses, and governments across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta to help address the risks and opportunities generated by climate change. To learn more about ClimateWest, please register to join the virtual launch at 10:00 a.m. CST on January 19.

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ClimateWest's founding partners include the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the Prairie Climate Centre (PCC) at the University of Winnipeg, and the Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative (PARC) at the University of Regina.
At the event, you'll hear from ClimateWest’s Executive Director Jane Hilderman, and from many of the collaborating organizations who helped to create ClimateWest:

  • Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
  • Hon. Sarah Guillemard, Minister of Conservation and Climate, Government of Manitoba
  • Hon. Warren Kaeding, Minister of Environment, Government of Saskatchewan
  • Dr. Richard Florizone, President & CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Dr. Thomas Chase, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Regina
  • Dr. James Currie, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Winnipeg

The launch will also include a short moderated discussion with opportunity for Q&A.

In case you missed it, ClimateWest launches on the heels of the recently released Prairie Chapter of the national assessment process (led by the Government of Canada), which affirms the Prairies as Canada’s second fastest warming region due to climate change. ClimateWest seeks to support governments, businesses and communities with credible climate information, capacity-building, and adaptation guidance tailored to the Prairie region in order to build climate resilience.


If you have questions, please contact [email protected]
Follow ClimateWest on Twitter @climatewest_ca & Facebook @ClimateWest_CA

Speakers

Panelist

Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Hon. Sarah Guillemard, Minister of Conservation and Climate, Government of Manitoba
Hon. Warren Kaeding, Minister of Environment, Government of Saskatchewan
Dr. Thomas Chase, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Regina
Dr. James Currie, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Winnipeg

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