Ontario’s Opportunities in a Changing Climate

  • September 28, 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Aurora Cultural Centre


Ellen Schwartzel 

Ellen Schwartzel’s career in environmental policy has spanned more than 25 years, beginning with advocacy work for environmental organizations and research support for Ontario’s Environment Minister. 

Since 1995, Ellen has focused on environmental policy through the lens of the Environmental Bill of Rights, serving the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario in several capacities. She is currently the Acting Environmental Commissioner. 

Ellen received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Botany from the University of Toronto.

Ontario’s Opportunities in a Changing Climate

What Ontario faces in a changing climate, and the range of opportunities we have to respond will be the theme of this presentation. Where do we face the greatest challenges in lightening our carbon footprint? What are we doing right? Beyond flooding and ice storms, what other surprises may be in store? What are some of the more promising approaches for weaning ourselves off carbon, and adapting to an uncertain future climate? 

Ellen Schwartzel will focus on climate change and her recently released report to the Legislature, Feeling the Heat. She will also briefly sketch out the rights of Ontarians to engage with the provincial government under the Environmental Bill of Rights. 

This event is part of the Fall 2015 Speaker series. Register for the Fall 2015 Event Series. 

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