Webinar: Green Resilience & Transportation: Climate Adaptation + Mitigation Synergies

Wed, 09/30/2020
September 30, 2020 from 10:30 am - 12 pm
Climate Risk Institute

Climate change mitigation and adaptation have traditionally been approached as separate endeavours, but there are compelling benefits to integrating them using “Green Resilience” strategies that both reduce GHG emissions and enhance climate resilience. Without integrated and proactive green resilience strategies, project proponents risk spending time and money on adaptation projects that miss energy efficiency opportunities, and/or emissions reduction efforts that are not resilient.

Event Description: 
Presented by:
  • Steve Winkelman (Founder, Green Resilience Strategies; incoming Executive Director, Ottawa Climate Action Fund)
  • Deborah Harford (Executive Director, ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team), Faculty of Environment, Simon Fraser University)
Steve Winkelman and Deborah Harford will join us to examine green resilience and why it is worth pursuing. Steve will discuss transportation sector green resilience examples and how to identify, fund and implement green resilience measures, while Deborah will present on work being done with local governments in BC and elsewhere to co-develop cost-effective low carbon resilience solutions that address climate change adaptation and emissions reduction and have multiple co-benefits for health, livability and biodiversity.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:00