June 28, 2022

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (in-person)

9:00 a.m. to noon. (livestream)

Register for the Niagara Climate Change Summit.

Niagara Climate Change Summit

In September 2021, Niagara Region declared a climate emergency to accelerate action on climate change in the community. Climate change is a local, national, and global issue affecting individuals and systems around the world. Although the responsibility to act is collective, municipalities in particular play a significant role in minimizing their carbon footprint and making their communities more resilient. The inaugural Climate Change Summit is hosted by the Niagara Region in partnership with Brock University and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.

Keynote Speaker

Karen Farbridge

Karen Farbridge leads Karen Farbridge & Associates, a consultancy based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. She advises federal, provincial and municipal policy makers and industry leaders on building sustainable and resilient communities. Her key area of expertise is in managing complex, multi-stakeholder policy and decision-making environments to deliver results.

Event Agenda

Livestream will be available from 9 a.m. to noon only

Time
Schedule of events

8:30 a.m.

In-person registration (invite only)

9:00 a.m.

LIVESTREAM STARTS – Welcome and introductory remarks

9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Keynote speaker: Karen Farbridge

10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Panel: Leading environmental and climate change action in communities

11:15 a.m. to noon

Panel: Climate change action and the economy

Noon to 1:00 p.m.

LIVESTREAM ENDS – Lunch for in-person summit attendees (invite only)

1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Roundtable collaboration for in-person summit attendees (invite only)

Livestream

On June 28, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Niagara Climate Change Summit will be livestreamed.

Event Partners

The inaugural Climate Change Summit is hosted by the Niagara Region in partnership with Brock University and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.

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Most would agree that climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, and it is impossible to ignore how central municipal government is to the crisis. While much of our infrastructure is directly impacted by climate change, we are also significant producers of greenhouse gas emissions. This summit is a crucial first step in our efforts to directly tackle climate change by taking responsibility for our role, while also working together to make plans for the future.
Jim Bradley, Regional Chair
Niagara Region
Being a responsible part of the community in Niagara and beyond is very important to us at Brock, and that includes doing our part when it comes to sustainability and action on climate change,” said Interim President and Vice-Chancellor Lynn Wells. “Brock is proud to take part in this Climate Summit alongside our community partners at the Niagara Region and NPCA, as it falls on all of us to lead by example.
Lynn Wells, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor
Brock University
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Climate change action is a critical priority for the NPCA. Our role in watershed-based flood forecasting and monitoring, water and climate science, and green infrastructure transcends municipal boundaries. Collaboration will be imperative to build resiliency and adaptation capacity across the watershed. We are pleased to partner on the Climate Summit to create a foundation for on-the-ground action.
Chandra Sharma, CAO/Secretary-Treasurer
Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

Event Partners

The inaugural Climate Change Summit is hosted by the Niagara Region in partnership with Brock University and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.

headshot of a 70-year-old man smiling with short grey hair and glasses against a sky blue background wearing a dark blazer, white-collared shirt and blue and silver striped tie.
Most would agree that climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, and it is impossible to ignore how central municipal government is to the crisis. While much of our infrastructure is directly impacted by climate change, we are also significant producers of greenhouse gas emissions. This summit is a crucial first step in our efforts to directly tackle climate change by taking responsibility for our role, while also working together to make plans for the future.
Jim Bradley, Regional Chair
Niagara Region
Being a responsible part of the community in Niagara and beyond is very important to us at Brock, and that includes doing our part when it comes to sustainability and action on climate change,” said Interim President and Vice-Chancellor Lynn Wells. “Brock is proud to take part in this Climate Summit alongside our community partners at the Niagara Region and NPCA, as it falls on all of us to lead by example.
Lynn Wells, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor
Brock University
headshot of a 50-year-old woman smiling against a white stone wall with dark hair that is shoulder length, auburn lipstick wearing a navy blazer and white dress shirt.
Climate change action is a critical priority for the NPCA. Our role in watershed-based flood forecasting and monitoring, water and climate science, and green infrastructure transcends municipal boundaries. Collaboration will be imperative to build resiliency and adaptation capacity across the watershed. We are pleased to partner on the Climate Summit to create a foundation for on-the-ground action.
Chandra Sharma, CAO/Secretary-Treasurer
Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
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Bring diverse community leaders together to develop a common understanding of climate change and its impact on the Niagara community.

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Provide a snapshot of climate change action taking place in Niagara region and other communities.

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Give the opportunity for community leaders to commit to accelerating climate change initiatives in Niagara region.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to get there

There are plenty of ways to get to Brock University such as car pooling (free parking), public transit and walking. In addition, there are electric vehicle charging stations available on-site.

Contact

Beatrice Perna, Climate Change Specialist 

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