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Calgary Climate Symposium

As part of The City of Calgary's Climate Resilience Program, we hosted the Calgary Climate Symposium, March 6 to 8, 2018.

This is the first symposium we’ve hosted, bringing together community leaders, entrepreneurs, prominent climate experts and City of Calgary staff for a series of unique networking and learning opportunities.

View the presentations, videos of all the sessions and video interviews with the speakers below.

Join the climate conversation on social media: #talkingclimateyyc
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Talking Climate in Alberta with Katharine Hayhoe & George Marshall

Katharine Hayhoe and George Marshall, two of the world’s most brilliant climate communicators, explore what truly engages us as human beings, why values are more effective than graphs, and why we all need to get talking, and keep talking, about climate change. Discussion moderated by Shelley Youngblut, CEO & Creative Ringleader of Wordfest.

Presentation videos: Talking Climate Change
Interviews: Climate Change Communications with George Marshall and Katharine Hayhoe.

Katherine
Katharine Hayhoe
Professor, Department of Political Science, Texas Tech University
Director of the Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University
George
George Marshall
Co-founder of Climate Outreach
Shelley
Shelley Youngblut
CEO & Creative Ringleader of Wordfest
 

A Changing Climate

Climate scientists from Risk Sciences International and the Prairie Climate Centre present their latest research outlining risks and vulnerabilities Calgary will face as a result of a changing local climate. They also talk about actions cities can take to engage in climate risk management in a range of areas including transportation, agriculture, electricity infrastructure, disaster preparedness and emergency management.

Presentations:
What Will the Future Climate of Calgary Look Like - Heather Auld
Five Ways Cities are Building Climate Resilience - Anika Terton
Presentation videos: A Changing Climate
Interviews:
Climate Science - Heather Auld
Climate Science and Risk - Anika Terton

Heather
Heather Auld
Principal Climate Scientist, Risk Sciences International
Anika
Anika Terton
Project Manager, International Institute for Sustainable Development
 

Our Local Climate

An engaging look at the how climate change will impact Calgary and how we can respond and adapt. Presenters from Risk Sciences International, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Nodelcorp Consulting Inc., the Insurance Bureau of Canada and Calgary Emergency Management Agency will explore this topic with short presentations followed by a panel discussion.


Heather
Heather Auld
Principal Climate Scientist, Risk Sciences International
Anika
Anika Terton
Project Manager, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Joel
Joel Nodelman
CEO, Nodelman Corp
Bill
Bill Adams
Vice President, Western Canada division of the Insurance Bureau of Canada
Tom
Tom Sampson
Chief of Calgary Emergency Management Agency
Harris
Harris Switzman
Environmental Specialist
 

Climate Smart Cities

University of Leeds Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy present the results of the Low Carbon Economy Study, which assesses the climate impact and economic case for a variety of measures that can be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Presentations:
Climate Smart Cities - Andy Gouldson
Presentation videos: Climate Smart Cities
Interviews: Climate, Energy and Economy - Andy Gouldson and Caroline Saunders

Andy
Andy Gouldson
Professor of Environmental Policy and Dean: Interdisciplinary Research, University of Leeds
Caroline
Caroline Saunders
British Consul General, Calgary
 

Our Energy Story

Presenters from the University of Leeds, Calgary Economic Development, ATCO, ENMAX, BILD Calgary and ChargePoint explore our local energy story, and look at opportunities for innovation and economic growth with short presentations followed by a panel discussion.

Presentations:
The Economic Case for Energy Efficient, Low Carbon Development in Calgary - Andy Gouldson
Our Energy Story - Jeff Hilton
The Evolution of our Energy System - Mike Shaw
Calgary Climate Symposium Presentation - Suzanne Goldberg
Climate Change and the Building Industry - Guy Huntingford
Calgary's Clean Economy - Paolo Bomben and Emily Kneteman
Presentation videos: Our Energy Story
Interviews:
Climate, Energy and Economy - Andy Gouldson
Climate and Energy - Jeff Hilton
Climate and Energy - Mike Shaw
Electric Vehicles - Suzanne Goldberg
Climate and Development - Guy Huntingford
Climate, Energy and Economy - Caroline Saunders


Andy
Andy Gouldson
Professor of Environmental Policy and Dean: Interdisciplinary Research, University of Leeds
Jeff
Jeff Hilton
Vice President ENMAX Corporation
Mike
Mike Shaw
Vice President, Gas Distribution, ATCO
Suzanne
Suzanne Goldberg
Director Public Policy - Canada, ChargePoint
 
Guy
Guy Huntingford
CEO BILD Calgary
Caroline
Caroline Saunders
British Consul General, Calgary
Paolo
Paolo Bomben
Delphi Group
Emily
Emily Kneteman
Calgary Economic Development