ClimateWest, the new non-profit hub for climate adaptation in Canadas Prairies, will launch on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021. ClimateWest is a partnership between 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. The Canadian Prairies are the second-fastest warming region of Canada, and ClimateWest seeks to support governments, businesses and communities with credible climate information, capacity-building, and adaptation guidance tailored to the Prairie region. More information on warming in the Prairies can be found in the Prairie chapter of the Government of Canada’s National Assessment Process.

ClimateWest is hosting a virtual Zoom launch at 10am CST on January 19, 2021, and will feature ClimateWest’s Executive Director Jane Hilderman and speakers from partner organizations. The panel discussion will be followed by an opportunity for audience Q&A.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • 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

Registration can be found here