Evolving Climate Change and Extreme Weather Risk: How the Building and Development Community Should Prepare

January 31, 2024 17:30 - 18:30

January 31st Presentation

Speaker: Blair Feltmate

About: Dr. Blair Feltmate is the Head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo. Previous positions he has held include Vice President, Sustainable Development, Bank of Montreal; Director, Sustainable Development, Ontario Power Generation; Partner, Sustainable Investment Group/YMG Capital Management. Blair has written textbooks on Sustainable Banking and Aquatic Ecology. He is on the Advisory Table, National Adaptation Strategy, Canada. He is Sustainable Finance Council member, Global Risk Institute, and he is a member of Climate Proof Canada (Insurance Bureau of Canada). Blair is Expert Member, ISO Strategic Advisory Group, ESG, and he is on the Science, Innovation and Policy Board of Canada’s Forest Trust. He is on the Climate Advisory Board, Minister of Environment (Ontario). Blair was Chair, Federal Government of Canada Expert Panel on Climate Adaptation. The talk will quantify the growing financial costs of climate change, and then turn to practices (guidelines and standards) that can be implemented today to limit future impacts. The building sector is on the leading edge of climate impacts – preparing today for extreme weather is simply smart business.

Date: January 31st, 2024, from 5:30pm-6:30pm

Location: E2-2350

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