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Tuesday 08 November

Leaders Summit
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET - VIDEOCONFERENCE

What to remember from the latest IPCC report?

In 2021-2022, the IPCC published its sixth report: a synthesis of research on the impact of human activity on climate change conducted by the world's leading scientists. The findings of the latest report could not be clearer; it confirms that climate change is impacting all regions of the world, that adaptation measures are essential and that mitigation measures will be less costly than inaction. Join us on this panel to demystify what the IPCC's key findings and recommendations are for GHG mitigation and climate change adaptation in line with the Paris Agreement goals.

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Alain Webster

Alain Webster is a full professor in the Department of Economics at the School of Management and has been teaching at CUFE for over twenty years. 

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Annamaria Lammel

Annamaria Lammel is a lecturer at the University of Paris 8 at Laboratoire Paragraphe. She is also one of the main authors of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).

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Alain Bourque

Alain Bourque is Director General of Ouranos, a consortium on regional climatology and adaptation to climate change.

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Norman Mousseau

Normand Mousseau is professor of physics and scientific director of the Trottier Energy Institute at Polytechnique Montréal. 

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

November 8 debriefing

We find our team on site in Egypt for a report on this second opening day, which aims to welcome leaders from around the world to the Conference of the Parties to present high-level ambitions and actions with a view to maintain a 1.5°C threshold within reach, adapt to protect communities and natural habitats and mobilize funding.  These sessions will certainly see the emergence of new collaborations and strategies mobilization of 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.


Let's discuss Nationally Determined Contribution: key instrument for achieving the Paris Agreement

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) lie at the heart of the Paris Agreement and the achievement of these goals over the long term. In a nutshell: states' climate ambition comes to life in their national climate action plans, known as NDCs. As a signatory to the Glasgow Climate Pact, Canada is required to submit a revised NDC by the end of 2022. In addition, in March 2022, Canada released its 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan unveiling ambitious new measures to reduce emissions by 40% to 45% below 2005 levels by 2030. This is the first emissions reduction plan released under Canada's Carbon Neutrality Accountability Act. Do Canada's current NDC and 2030 emissions reduction plan meet Canada's fair contribution to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees? How much do these targets need to be strengthened? Are we headed for a 1.5, 2.7-3.1 or even 4 world? Are we returning to the ambition of civil societies around the world?


Sabaa Khan

Sabaa Khan is an expert in international environmental law. She is the Executive Director of the David Suzuki Foundation for Quebec and Atlantic Canada, and head of the foundation's climate team.


Tonio Sadik

Tonio Sadik leads a range of environmental files as Director of Environment at the Assembly of First Nations. He is a board member of Climate Reality Canada and Principal Investigator of the First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study. Tonio holds a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University (2008) and teaches in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa.


Amelie Laframboise

Amélie Laframboise currently works in the Office of the Mayor of Montreal. She is currently Head of Ecological Transition at the Cabinet after having previously been in charge of economic development for 2 years. Its role allows it to ensure that the implementation of the ecological transition is deployed in response to the climate emergency. 

Before arriving at the Firm, 3 years ago, Amélie worked for nearly 20 years in Investment at Fondaction, notably specializing in the environment and the fight against climate change.

Mark Purdon

Mark Purdon

Mark is an expert in climate change politics and international development, working at the intersection of comparative politics and international relations.

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