2019 CLI Program

Climate Leaders Institute Proposed Program
Day 1 - November 7
8:00 - 8:30 amRegistration and Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 amWelcome
9:00 - 9:45 am

Keynote and armchair
A conversation about working together to advance climate action goals: Where we’ve come from and where we’re going with CleanBC and local government climate leadership.

Hon. George Heyman Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Province of BC

Tzeporah Berman International Program Director for, Environmental Activist, and Adjunct Professor at York University

*Moderated by Josie Osborne District of Tofino Mayor and Member of the Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council
9:45 – 12:00 pmVision to Action: Communicating the Pathway to Zero Carbon Communities
Megan Lohmann, Head of Community Energy Management, Community Energy Association
Andrea Hedley, Communications Specialist, Renewable Cities, SFU Centre for Dialogue
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Adaptation, Mitigation and Low Carbon Resilience
Julia Berry, Senior Policy Analyst, Climate Risk Management, Climate Action Secretariat, Province of BC
1:00 – 1:15 pmIntroducing the BC Climate Leaders Playbook
Maya Chorobik, Community Energy Association
1:15 – 3:00
Panel and Workshop
Solutions for a Zero Carbon Community – Part 1
Connect with local government staff, deepen your knowledge and gain tools you need to get going on:
- Building a zero carbon transportation system
- Stepping up new buildings with low carbon energy
- Capturing value from waste
3:00 – 3:15 pmCoffee Break
3:15– 5:00 pm
Panel and Dialogue
Meet this Generation of Climate Leaders
Connect with young climate leaders and gain insight about meaningful youth engagement
5:00 – 8:00 pmOptional dinner out and social event – Stay tuned for details!
Day 2 - November 8
8:00 – 8:45 amBreakfast and Day 2 welcome
8:45 – 9:15 am
Morning Keynote
Building the Just Community in a Climate Emergency
Stephanie Allen
Associate Vice-President, Strategic Business Operations & Performance, BC Housing Founding Board Member of the Hogan’s Alley Society
9:30 – 12:00 pm
Panel and Workshop
Solutions for a Zero Carbon Community – Part 2
Connect with supportive NGOs to explore struggles, solutions and resources needed to get going on:
- Deep energy retrofits
- Land use to support low carbon housing and transportation

Betsy Agar, Senior Analyst, Buildings and Urban Solutions, Pembina Institute
Alex Boston, Executive Director, Renewable Cities
And more TBC!
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Stories From The Field: Inspiring examples of climate leadership from your peers
1:00 – 4:20 pm
(includes break)
Bringing it Home: Essential tools to overcome barriers to bold climate action in your community

Apply principles of Adaptive Leadership at the organizational and individual level to thrive as a local leader and overcome barriers to climate action. The session will touch on several key tools for local government leaders to take effective climate action:
- Funding climate action
- Staff capacity
- Long term organizational change

Andrea Reimer, Former Vancouver Councillor and Harvard Loeb Fellow
Robyn Wark, Team Lead, Sustainable Communities, BC Hydro
Sherry Yano, Manager, Renewable Energy Transition, David Suzuki Foundation
Lee Brain, Mayor, City of Prince Rupert
And other guests
4:20 – 4:50 pm
Closing Keynote
Lessons from the Field: Local Government Climate Leadership from Home and Away
As Mayor of Toronto from 2003-2010, David Miller was an early adopter of municipal climate action in Canada. Now in his role with C40, he is helping advance opportunities for inclusive local climate action across the globe. David will share stories of leadership on climate from cities around the world, opportunities for partnerships and lessons learned from his time as mayor of Canada’s largest city.

David Miller
Former Mayor of Toronto and Director of International Diplomacy with C40
4:50 – 5:00Wrap Up and Next Steps

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