Thursday, February 6th, 2020 Transformative Politics of the Wild: The Power of Solutions

Thursday, February 6, 20203:00PM - 5:00PMBloor - 1st floor Boardroom/Round Room/Library, 315 Bloor Street West


The twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss are among the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced. But it’s 2020. We know this already. WWF-Canada president and CEO Megan Leslie will discuss why we should stop rehashing the problems and start working on the solutions. 

When we only focus on what’s wrong, we’re disheartening and disempowering people — and that includes policymakers. Instead, we need to talk about what’s right, or what could be right, and show the successes of past environmental solutions, from banning plastic microbeads to signing the Montreal Protocol. 

Climate change and biodiversity loss are so great that they have many potential solutions community groups, government and industry can collaborate on. But they share one where WWF-Canada can really contribute: nature-based solutions. Indigenous-led habitat protection and restoration can shield at-risk species, sequester carbon and help safeguard the future for nature and people.

Megan Leslie began as President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund Canada in December of 2017 after nearly two years at the organization, first as a consultant on ocean governance, then as head of ocean conservation. Before joining WWF, Megan was a Member of Parliament representing Halifax for two terms during which she was deputy leader of the Official Opposition, environment critic and vice-chair of the government committee on environment and sustainable development. In Parliament, Megan introduced a motion to ban plastic microbeads; this motion passed unanimously, leading to a ban on the Canadian manufacture, sale and importation of these products. She also expedited the creation of Sable Island National Park Reserve.


Webinar Name : Transformative Politics of The Wild: The Power of Solutions | February 6 2020
Date &Time February 6 2020 @ 3pm EST

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Megan Leslie
President and CEO World Wildlife Fund-Canada

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The School of the Environment, University of Toronto

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