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After Paris: New Thinking for A New Way Forward

After Paris: New Thinking for A New Way Forward
1 Devonshire Place, Munk School of Global Affairs, Campbell Conference Facility
Time: Feb 9th, 2:30 pm End: Feb 9th, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: Political Science, Environment, 2000-
Talk by The Honourable Catherine McKenna

The Munk School of Global Affairs presents:

"After Paris: New Thinking for A New Way Forward" A Conversation with Canada's Environment and Climate Change Minister

On December 12, 2015, Canada and 194 other countries reached the Paris Agreement, an ambitious and balanced agreement to fight climate change. Now, all Canadians need to come together and bring innovative solutions to grow our economy and reduce our emissions.

The Canadian team, led by new Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna, played a leadership role in negotiating the Paris Agreement. Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments are already working together on a shared approach to addressing climate change that will enable our country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while building a greener and more sustainable economy.

But achieving our climate goals is not just the work of governments. It will require the commitment, creativity and engagement of every part of Canadian society, particularly youth.

Growing our economy and protecting our environment go hand-in-hand. There are tremendous opportunities for local, national, and international business as we move towards a more sustainable economy. This work provides us with an opportunity to develop new industries, create resilient communities, and take a leadership role in fostering sustainable economic growth. Canadian youth will be integral in driving these initiatives forward.

Now is the time for new thinking and new ideas. Join us for a conversation with Minister McKenna and bring your best ideas on how to forge the path towards a cleaner, more prosperous Canada.

Catherine McKenna is the Minister of Environment and Climate Change for Canada and Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre. Minister McKenna served as one of 14 facilitators during the negotiations at the Paris climate change conference. She previously served as the Executive Director of a non-profit organization that engages emerging Canadian leaders in public policy discussions. Prior to that, she co-founded and was executive director of the Canadian Lawyers Abroad charitable organization. She also taught at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs and was a board member at the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.


Please click on the following link to watch the live webcast of the event: http://hosting2.desire2learncapture.com/MUNK/1/live/368.aspx

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required. For further information please contact the Munk School of Global Affairs at 416-946-8900.

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