A Canada 2020 conversation on breaking the “tragedy of the horizon” in a fast-changing world.
One year ago, BC’s unprecedented ‘heat dome’ and wildfires were the deadliest weather-related events in the province’s history. Just months later, extreme floods in the Fraser Valley and the Interior became the costliest.
The risks that climate change poses to our health and economies have arrived on the West Coast and around the world. So how do we rise to this existential challenge with the urgent solutions they demand? How do we develop a hopeful vision for Canada’s opportunities and growth amid this historic transition and a rapidly-shifting new global environment?
Join Canada 2020 for a special conversation on what it will take for our communities and our country to build climate resilience, break the tragedy of the horizon, and build a cleaner and better future for all.
Canada 2020 Advisory Board Chair, United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change and Finance, Vice Chair of Brookfield Asset Management and Head of Transition Investing, and former Governor of the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England
Former Deputy Mayor of Vancouver, Vancouver City Councillor (2008-18), Adjunct Professor in Power & Practice at the University of British Columbia, and member of the World Future Council
Chief External Relations Officer and Impact Strategy Lead for Vancity Credit Union, former Journalist at the Vancouver Sun and the Globe and Mail
Eileen Park Robertson
Internationally acclaimed journalist and filmmaker who has covered the climate crisis and geopolitical tensions on the front lines, and founder of Anecdotia, a story-telling agency focused exclusively on climate, racial, and social justice.
6:00 PM | Reception
6:45 PM | Featured conversation
Fairmont Pacific Rim, Emerald Ballroom
1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9