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 Niagara Region in partnership with Brock University and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.
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.
Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University
Manager of Sustainability
Business Development & Member Experience, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)
Business, Tourism & Environment Division, Niagara College
Alectra GRE&T Centre, Alectra Inc.
Hydrogen Projects, Atura Power
Renewable Generation, Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
Energy & Technical Services, Walker Industries
Livestream will be available from 9 a.m. to noon only
In-person registration (invite only)
9 to 10 a.m.
Keynote speaker: Karen Farbridge
10:15 to 10:25 a.m.
Regional Chair’s Youth Advisory Panel presentation
10:30 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 p.m.
LIVESTREAM ENDS – Lunch for in-person summit attendees (invite only)
1 to 3 p.m.
Roundtable collaboration for in-person summit attendees (invite only)
3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Call to Action: Accelerating climate change action in Niagara Region (invite only)
4:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks: Regional Chair Jim Bradley (invite only)
The inaugural Climate Change Summit is hosted by Niagara Region in partnership with Brock University and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.
The inaugural Climate Change Summit is hosted by the Niagara Region in partnership with Brock University and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.
Bring diverse community leaders together to develop a common understanding of climate change and its impact on the Niagara community.
Provide a snapshot of climate change action taking place in Niagara region and other communities.
Give the opportunity for community leaders to commit to accelerating climate change initiatives in Niagara region.
Only people who received formal invitations can attend the event in-person. Those interested in the summit are encouraged to watch it via livestream on June 28, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The summit will bring diverse community leaders together to develop a common understanding of climate change and its impact on our community. Speakers and panelists will provide a snapshot of climate change action taking place in Niagara region. The goal will be to create a call to action that will accelerate climate change initiatives in Niagara region.
Yes, you can register to participate in the livestream online. The livestream will be available on this website at 9 a.m. on June 28, and will conclude at noon.
You can find the schedule on our website.
The attire for the summit is business casual.
Beatrice Perna, Climate Change Specialist
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