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Loss and damage and adaptation: portrait of those left behind in the fight against climate change

The consequences of global warming are already being felt around the world. However, its impacts are disproportionately experienced by the most vulnerable. While mitigation measures to limit global warming are vital, adaptation measures and compensation for loss and damage are equally essential, especially to ensure the resilience of the most affected communities. Join us on this panel to learn more about: Where the climate negotiations stand on the issues of loss and harm; What is maladaptation and its effects on inequalities; The issues underlying these themes for the most vulnerable people in Quebec and elsewhere in the world.


Leah Ilardo

Léa Ilardo is a junior climate policy analyst at the David Suzuki Foundation and vice-president of policy and communications at ENvironnement JEUnesse (ENJEU). UdeS and ENJEU. In addition, she co-founded The planet invites itself to the University as part of the global movement of student strikes for the climate.


Virginia Gagnon

Senior Campaigns Officer at OFAM-Québec


Pierre Valois

Professor in the department of foundations and practices in education at the University of Laval


Sarah Munoz

PhD candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Political Science at the University of Montreal

12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET VIDEO CONFERENCE

November 17 debriefing

We find our team on site in Egypt for an assessment of this tenth day which aims to welcome leaders from around the world to the Conference of the Parties so that they present high-level ambitions and actions with a view to maintaining a threshold 1.5°C within reach, adapt to protect communities and natural habitats and mobilize funding. members of civil society. They make it possible to ensure greater transparency between the “in camera” discussions of the negotiators and the rest of the population, in addition to reducing the risk of a gap between the discourse and the international commitments of those elected and their practices.


Technologies: one of the solutions to the climate crisis?

Between carbon capture technologies, renewable energies and intelligent systems, many promising technological solutions have been imagined by citizens around the world to try to solve the climate crisis. Do these technologies provide a viable, sustainable and accessible solution for all? What are the obstacles to their large-scale diffusion? What are the realities of these solutions on the African territory?


Soukaina Boudoudouh

Technical Manager of R&D and Innovation Programs, at the Solar Energy and New Energies Research Institute (IRESEN)

Soukaina Boudoudouh was born in Tetouan, Morocco. She obtained the engineering degree in electrical engineering from the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France and the doctorate in electrical engineering from the Mohammadia School of Engineers, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco. His main research interests are smart grids, rail power grids, energy efficiency and energy management. She has extensive technical experience in energy efficiency and decarbonization of industry. She joined IRESEN as a post-doctoral student. She is currently the technical manager of R&D and innovation programs, and is developing an innovative solution to improve the lifespan of storage systems.


Martin Larocque

Co-founder of Electrocarbon

For more than 20 years, Martin Larocque has been involved in the creation and growth of companies whose innovative projects contribute positively to the advancement of society. A passionate and results-oriented entrepreneur, he is involved in the propulsion of the energy transition targeting the potential of applied innovations in his business ecosystem. His experience acquired with large organizations, combined with his expertise in high-potential start-ups, have forged Martin to meet the challenges of the new economy markets. Its mission is to recognize the potential of an innovation, its technological positioning in the industry, its development and its execution of research and development projects.


Michel Archambault

Vice President, Hydrogen and Clean Fuels at Evolugen by Brookfield Energy

Michel Archambault is Vice President, Hydrogen and Clean Fuels at Evolugen by Brookfield Energy.  With more than 20 years of experience in the hydrogen sector, Michel has held various management Europe and North America, focused on the production of hydrogen by water electrolysis and on fuel cells (Fuel Cells).   He hopes that his experience, combined with his passion for the hydrogen industry, can help move Canada towards a low-carbon future.

Michel is a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec and a registered professional engineer in Ontario (PEO).

He is currently president of Hydrogène Québec, vice-president of the board of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association ( and co-president of the hydrogen committee of the Association québécoise de la production d' renewable energy (AQPER).

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Jean-Francois L. Vachon

Jean-François Vachon has more than 15 years of practice in environment and urban planning during which he carried out several projects with Canadian municipalities and abroad. He is president of JFLV consultants, a consulting firm specializing in housing, conservation of natural environments and decarbonization of municipalities. Since 2014, Jean-François has been teaching the masters degree in environment at the University of Sherbrooke on viable communities, which allows him to stay informed on new trends, while sharing his passion with the next generation. He is a member of the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec in addition to being part of the first wave of LEED certified professionals since 2009.

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Bruno Detuncq

Retired professor from École Polytechnique de Montréal since January 2017. Specialist in combustion and experimental measurements. Establishment of a laboratory for measuring gasoline engine emissions with testing on a dynamometric bench. Participated in research work on combustion in burners to analyze the dynamics of the jets. Design and implementation in 1995 of a new course entitled “Combustion and atmospheric pollution” which I gave until retirement.


Member of the Citizens' Committee Mobilization Environnement Ahuntsic-Cartierville (MEAC) and member of the coco of the Regroupement vigilance hydrocarbons Québec (RVHQ)


Meir Rabkin

Meir is the founder and managing partner of Blue Vision Capital, a Quebec venture capital fund mobilized in the fight against climate change (clean energy and sustainable agriculture). He has 18 years of experience in the investment industry, with the largest investment companies in Canada such as Mackenzie Investments, CIBC Asset Management, Desjardins and Investors Group.

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