Thursday, April 4th, 2019 International Relations Society Conference 2019 - Building Biodiversity and Controlling Climate Change: International and Canadian Contributions, Day 1

Thursday, April 4, 20199:00AM - 3:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place


This is a two day conference:

April 4 from 9-3pm Campbell Conference Facility & 3-5pm Rigby Room, Trinity College
April 5 from 10-1pm Combination Room, Trinity College

The International Relations Society is proud to announce its annual conference, this year on the topic of climate change. The two-day conference titled “Building Biodiversity and Controlling Climate Change: International and Canadians Contributions” will take place at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and Trinity College on April 4 and 5, 2019.

The conference will explore the intersectionality of climate change, unpacking the effects of it on the political, economic, and socio-cultural arenas in international affairs, and to identify the actions that students and others in the university community can take now to effectively control climate change. This year, we invite all students of the university community to partake in discussing the urgent threat of climate change through six panels featuring distinguished professors, politicians, and professionals.

Conference Agenda:
9:00-9:15 – Registration
9:15-9:20 – Acknowledgement of Traditional Land and Opening Remarks
9:20-9:25 – Welcoming Remarks by Provost Mayo Moran
9:25-9:40 – Keynote Introduction
9:40-10:3 – Keynote Address by Dr. Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity
10:30-11:30 – Panel 1: Biodiversity, Sustainability, and Equitable Development
– Speakers: Mike Schreiner (Leader of the Ontario Green Party), Freedom-Kai Phillips (Research Associate, Centre for International Governance Innovation)
11:30-11:45 – Break
11:45-12:45 – Panel 2: Climate Change and Health
– Speakers: -Lawrence Loh (U of T, Faculty at Dalla Lana School of Public Health), Kate Mulligan (U of T, Faculty at Dalla Lana School of Public Health), Stephanie Gower (U of T, Faculty at Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Toronto Public Health )
12:45-1:45 – Lunch
1:45-2:45 – Panel #3: Climate Financing and Clean Capitalism
– Speakers: Ellen Lourie (North American Policy Associate, IETA), Tim Stoate (VP Impact Investing, The Atmospheric Fund)
2:45-3:00 – Health Break + Transition to Rigby Room, Trinity College
3:00-4:00 – Panel 4: Global Responses to Climate Change
– Speakers: Jessica Green (U of T, Faculty at Department of Political Science)
4:00-5:00 – Panel 5: Improving Implementation and Accountability Assessment
– Speakers: John Robinson (U of T, Faculty at Munk School of Global Affairs, Trinity College Fellow), Jiyoon Han (Co-Chair of Summit Studies, G20 Research Group), Julia Tops (Co-Chair of Summit Studies, G7 Research Group)

FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH Combination Room, Trinity College
10:00-11:00 – Panel 5: Local Responses to Climate Change
– Speakers: Diane Saxe (Environmental Commissioner of Ontario), Laurel Besco (U of T, Faculty in Department of Geography), Stephen Scharper (U of T, Faculty in the School of the Environment)
11:00-11:15 – Break
11:15-11:20 – Keynote Introduction
11:15-12:00 – Keynote Address by Elizabeth May, Leader of Green Party
12:00-1:00pm Lunch

Lunch and all refreshments will be provided on both days for registrants.

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