Climate change is in the news daily.  Business and banking leaders, such as Mark Carney, head of the Bank of England, are warning that new investment approaches are needed to respond to climate change.  Climate change is affecting people and businesses in Ontario right now. Come to this talk to learn what it means for you.  Hear what Ontario is doing to respond to climate change, as part of the larger world community.

This talk will also show how you can help shape Ontario’s environmental laws and policies. Thanks to the Environmental Bill of Rights, Ontarians have rights to bring their environmental ideas and concerns to the government’s attention, everything from air quality, to water taking permits, to the way neighborhoods are planned or what pesticides are used.

Speaker Bio:

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.

Time:       Nov. 07, 2015, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Address: CPAC Office, 4150 Finch Ave E. Toronto
ON M1S 3T9

 

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