From: NRTEE President
Sent: 4 october 2010 10:22
Subject: Invitation to a panel discussion on climate change adaptation
October 4, 2010
On behalf of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS), we would like to invite you to attend a panel discussion on what a changing climate could mean to British Columbia and what actions are needed to reduce the risks and maximize opportunities that climate change presents. This event is part of a series of panel discussions to be held in five cities across the country. It will be hosted in collaboration with the Fraser Basin Council, as part of the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on October 20, 2010, at the Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street in Vancouver.
These cross-country discussions will seed a national dialogue on the implications of a changing climate for Canada and pathways to secure our prosperity in a warming world. Each discussion will focus on issues and responses that are of particular importance to the region. The session in Vancouver will focus on coastal zones management, including flood protection, lessons from early actions to manage these risks, and future needs. Three regional speakers will present their views on the following themes:
Risks and opportunities in a changing climate
Early lessons from adaptation initiatives by governments, communities and industry
Strategies and investments to adapt and prosper through a changing climate
The moderator will also make sure that there is time for questions from the audience during the session.
This event is part of an NRTEE/RCGS joint initiative that is being launched on October 5th, with the publication of special issues of the magazine Canadian Geographic and its French-language companion Géographica, dedicated to the NRTEE’s Climate Prosperity program. The collaboration also includes a new thematic interactive module in the RCGS’s Canadian Atlas Online, a poster-sized diagram illustrating scientifically-accepted climate impacts on Canada’s environment and economy, and school materials designed to reach hundreds of thousands of students across the country.
We hope that you will be able to join the audience for this forward-looking dialogue on climate change adaptation.
To assist us with our planning, please RSVP by October 13, 2010, to Denise Edwards at (613) 947-4418 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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