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Wednesday, February 11 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Breakout Session: "Climate Research & Public Communication"

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The title and abstract for Megan Leslie's talk will be announced shortly. 

 

“Climate Change and Public Participation” by Jason Hollett

Abstract:

Human activity is warming the planet, with severe consequences. We can expect warmer average temperatures, rising sea levels, and more frequent extreme storms. Nova Scotia is particularly susceptible to these changes because most of our population lives along the coastline, and much of our infrastructure is located in vulnerable areas. To prepare for climate change at the provincial level, Nova Scotia Environment’s Climate Change Unit develops policies and programs focused on mitigation and adaptation. Our work includes assessing greenhouse gas reduction opportunities, and helping to develop programs to reduce emissions and prepare for the impacts of climate change. This talk will explore climate change adaptation within the Nova Scotian context. In particular, it will examine: (1) the impacts of climate change; (2) what Nova Scotia is doing to prepare for these impacts; and (3) what is next for the province. 


Speakers
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Jason Hollett

Executive Director, Climate Change Nova Scotia
Jason began working for the province at the Department of Energy in 2006, focusing on community renewable energy. He moved to Nova Scotia Environment in 2008 to manage a community and business environmental technology fund and then on to a managing role with the Climate Change Directorate. In his current role, he oversees a diverse portfolio of subjects including protected areas, contaminated sites, climate change air quality and solid waste... Read More →
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Megan Leslie, MP

Member of Parliament, NDP Deputy Leader, Environment Critic, Parliament of Canada
First elected in 2008, Megan Leslie is the Member of Parliament for Halifax. Since being named to the Official Opposition’s Shadow Cabinet as the NDP’s Environment Critic in May 2011, Megan has been pushing for strong action on clean energy and green technology, and a plan to include climate change in a national energy strategy. She has also been active in calling for a comprehensive approach addressing the negative impacts of climate... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
McInnes Room @ Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS B3H 4J2, 2nd Floor

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