The School of the Environment promotes discussion on Ontario and Canadian climate change action at the inaugural Beatrice and Arthur Minden Symposium on the Environment

Thursday, October 15, 2015 10:10:19 AM



Minister Glen Murray
The Honourable Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change, presents the keynote address at the inaugural Beatrice and Arthur Minden Symposium on the Environment. (Photo: M. Fu)


DECEMBER 3, 2015 UPDATE:

Symposium Proceedings published: 
Taking Action: Achieving Ontario and Canadian Climate Change Goals

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CLICK HERE FOR 2015 MINDEN SYMPOSIUM WEBPAGE 

 

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The School of the Environment was pleased to host the inaugural Beatrice and Arthur Minden Symposium on the Environment on September 29 and 30, 2015.  Approximately 40 members from academia, government, industry and non-governmental organizations met at Hart House for two days of plenary discussions on the timely topic “Taking Action: Achieving Ontario and Canadian Climate Change Goals”.

The keynote address on day 1 was given by The Honourable Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and candidates from three federal parties debated how Canada in general, and Ontario in particular, should manage climate change.  The Symposium was also attended by Ms. Jo-Ann Minden, former Director of the Beatrice and Arthur Minden Foundation, who contributed to the opening remarks.  The above webpage includes links to the full program, list of participants, speaker biographies, presentations, and photos taken at the event.  Stay tuned for a Symposium report which will be coming out shortly. 

The Beatrice and Arthur Minden Symposium on the Environment, made possible by the generous support of the Beatrice and Arthur Minden Foundation, is intended to serve as a forum for discussion and debate on urgent environmental issues of the day.