Catherine McKenna


May 7, 7pm - Barrie

Event Details

Catherine McKenna is one of Canada’s best known authorities on environmental issues and on efforts to address climate change.

Join us for an hour-long conversation, including a question and answer session, that will cover topics including the current state of Canada’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions, how we can think about progress to combat climate change in the presence of political uncertainty, and the role of women in public life, particularly in an era that seems to be one of increasingly toxic discourse, including around gender.

See below for more on Catherine’s accomplishments and current endeavours.

Date: May 7th, 2024

Time: 7 - 8pm

Location: Grace United Church, 350 Grove St. E., Barrie

More about Catherine:

Catherine McKenna is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Climate and Nature Solutions. She is Canada’s former Minister of Environment and Climate Change, as well as Minister of Infrastructure. She is Chair of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Expert Group on Net-Zero Commitments of Non-State Entities which released its Integrity Matters report at COP 27 in Egypt in 2022 setting out criteria for net-zero commitments of business, financial institutions, cities and regions.

Catherine founded Women Leading on Climate and is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Columbia Climate School and a Visiting Professor in Practice at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics.

She is also an advisor to the Climate Data Steering Committee for the Macron/Bloomberg Net Zero Data Public Utility, Singapore’s International Advisory Panel for Carbon Credits, the Taskforce on Net Zero Policy, the LSE Just Transition Finance Lab, as well as to the University of Ottawa’s Information Integrity Lab.

Catherine also advises many private sector boards, and is a frequent speaker on climate action, net-zero leadership and women empowerment.

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