File 1 - Adapting to climate change: business planing, risk management, emergency preparedness.

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Adapting to climate change: business planing, risk management, emergency preparedness.

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  • January 22, 2008-January 23, 2008 (Creation)
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    Conference Board of Canada

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Linda Mortsch is a Senior Researcher at Environment and Climate Change Canada as well as an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. Her research areas include impacts of climate change on water resources and wetlands in Canada, climate change scenario development, and "effective" communication of climate change information. With over 20 years of research experience, Mortsch has led a Canada-U.S. integrated climate change impact assessment in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin, been federal co-chair of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Indicators Task Group, was a lead author for the Water Chapter the Canada Country Study and a co-author in Environment Canada’s “Threats to water availability in Canada” and has provided expert advice to organizations including the United Kingdom Climate Impacts Program (UKCIP), the U.S. National Climate Assessment, OURANOS, Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, Natural Resources Canada, International Joint Commission, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 2007 Mortsch was co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for her work as the Coordinating Lead Author of the North America Chapter of the 2007 IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.

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Conference kit from the Adapting to climate change: business planning, risk management, emergency preparedness conference held in Ottawa January 22-23, 2008. Includes slides from keynotes and plenary sessions including Linda Mortsch's talk on The big picture - climate changes effects in Canada by 2027. Also includes notes from Linda on other presentations.

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Donated by Linda Mortsch in 2017.

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JB March 2019.

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