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How to keep Earth cool: A climate solutions modelling workshop
There is no silver bullet in the fight against climate change. Electrification of transportation, food waste reduction, and moving away from natural gas to heat buildings are a few of the climate actions being taken in our community.
But some climate actions have unintended consequences, like eliminating jobs that people depend on to support their families, or making the cost of electricity unaffordable. If we want to ensure that climate action improves conditions for everyone, we need to choose actions that support people and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In this workshop we will use MIT’s En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator to explore how solutions can be combined to keep Earth cool in an equitable way.
Presented By: Burnaby Public Library
Adriana Laurent (she/her) is originally from Honduras, and is a queer, mixed race immigrant who is passionate about the intersections of climate change, race, gender and migration and has been organizing on these issues for 8 years at an institutional and grassroots level. Adriana was a co-founder and staff at the Climate Hub at UBC, a consultant for the City of Vancouver for their Climate Justice Charter, a Youth Policy Programme member at Vancouver Foundation and has worked as a Digital Campaigner at Leadnow. She now works at Bakau Consulting as an Equity and Inclusion Strategist.
Christine Leclerc lives in Coast Salish Homelands / Burnaby, B.C. She is an award-winning author and science communicator who studies the water cycle impacts of nature-based climate solutions at Simon Fraser University‘s Climate Research Lab. In addition, Leclerc chairs the BC NDP‘s Standing Committee on Agriculture and is an elected representative with YESS which serves early-career earth system scientists. She has been a member of SFU’s Hydrology Research Group, an Expert Reviewer with the IPCC, an inaugural cohort member of Evidence for Democracy‘s Science to Policy Accelerator, and on the non-profit boards of Embark Sustainability and Sierra Club BC.