Climate Change: Coastal Impacts for Major Cities

March 8th, 7-9 pm
Segal Room #420, SFU Vancouver (515 West Hastings St.)
Free to the public

Coastal cities such as Vancouver are in jeopardy due to rising sea levels and other consequences of climate change. ACT brings together a group of top Canadian experts for a town hall-style meeting, and offers the public an opportunity to join in a discussion of the challenges we face and possible solutions.

Speakers (tbc):

  • Dr. Gordon McBean, Policy Chair, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
  • Dr. Hassan Virji, Director, START, Washington DC
  • Dr. Slobodan Simonovic, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Western Ontario
  • Dr. Jim Davies, Professor of Economics, University of Western Ontario
  • Dr. Rob Lannigan, Professor, Ecosystem and Human Health, University of Western Ontario
  • Tina Neale, Adaptation Adviser, BC Ministry of Environment
  • Tamsin Mills, Sea Level Rise Project Coordinator, City of Vancouver

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The Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) brings leading experts from around the world together with industry, community, and government decision-makers to explore the risks posed by top-of-mind climate change issues and identify opportunities for sustainable adaptation.