City of Calgary to host Calgary Climate Symposium
Calgarians are invited to participate in the Calgary Climate Symposium this week. This series of free events is intended to open up a discussion about the local impacts and risks of climate change, and how we can respond.
“We’ve experienced an increase in extreme weather events, and we understand that our climate is changing,” says Dick Ebersohn, manager of climate change and environment at The City. “The symposium will help citizens gain a deeper understanding of how our local climate is changing, and how we can respond to become a more resilient city together.”
Local and international experts in the climate resilience field will be presenting on the following topics: exploring ways to talk about climate and energy from a uniquely Albertan perspective, understanding and adapting to a changing climate locally, and uncovering opportunities for innovation and economic growth.
“We’re excited to host this conversation with representatives from the insurance industry, post-secondary and research institutes, emergency management, utilities and infrastructure, the development industry and Calgarians,” says Ebersohn. “This is a fantastic opportunity for Calgarians to join the climate change conversation.”
The Calgary Climate Symposium will give Calgarians the opportunity to connect with community leaders, entrepreneurs, prominent climate experts and City of Calgary staff.
Calgarians can view the complete symposium schedule and register for events at Calgary.ca/ClimateProgram and join the conversation online using #talkingclimateyyc.