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  • Mitigating climate change : the role of science and policy

    We invite you to our first symposium on December 14th at Redpath Museum, 859, Sherbrooke West, Montréal.

    This one-day symposium is free and geared to the general public.

    This event features talks by eminent researchers to help demystify the science of climate change and explain global climate trends, including impacts on terrestrial, riparian and marine environments and on human society. The symposium will then focus on climate policy at the provincial, federal and international levels, with special focus on strategies for concerned citizens to influence these policies. Finally, it will address the history and future of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the impact that international policy should have on our national policy in Canada.

    Talks will be given in both French and English. Space is limited so please reserve your spot now.

    Program :

    Climate Closure: Game over for climate skeptics (English)
    Dr. Shaun Lovejoy Ph.D Physics, McGill University

    Le Québec en 2100 : portrait scientifique des projections de changements climatiques (Français)
    Dominique Paquin, Specialist in climate analysis and simulations, OURANOS

    Quebec at the time of oil. On Anticosti Cacouna! (English)
    Dominic Champagne, Director and documentary filmmaker

    Le défi énergétique à l’heure des changements climatiques (Français)
    Dr. Normand Mousseau Ph.D
    Université de Montréal
    University Research Chair Complex Materials, Energy and Natural Resources

    Using science and policy to averting climate catastrophe: The road to UN Climate Summit, Paris 2015 (Bilingual)
    Dr. Catherine Potvin Ph.D, McGill University
    Canada Research Chair on Climate Change Mitigation and Tropical