Friday, June 3
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
From floods to wildfires to coastal surges, local leaders are on the front lines of new weather extremes that are forcing families from their homes and costing the economy billions of dollars each year. Municipalities are working hard to build more resilient communities—and will be key to building a sustainable recovery. This session will focus on local tactics that municipal leaders are using to make their communities more resilient to extreme weather. It’ll shed light on best practices and key initiatives from across the country that will help you keep your residents, your infrastructure—and your community’s future—safe from the impact of climate change.
Ewa Jackson, Managing Director, ICLEI Canada
Garth Frizzell, Councillor and FCM Past President, City of Prince George, BC
Mairin Loewen, Councillor, City of Saskatoon, SK
Geoff Stewart, Deputy Mayor and FCM Third Vice-President, Municipality of the County of Colchester, NS
Karl Hauch, Mayor, Town of Bruderheim, AB