Registration Open for 2016 Ontario Climate Change Symposium

Monday, February 8, 2016

OCC_Symposium2016_WebBanner-1Registration is now open for the Ontario Climate Change Symposium on May 5, 2016!  This year’s Symposium will focus on the agriculture and agri-food sector in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region.

Join the engaging discussion and panels at Rozanski Hall at the University of Guelph to learn about cutting-edge research and best practice policy and initiatives that address climate change in Ontario.  (Discounted early-bird registration is open until March 18th.)

The Symposium will bring together stakeholders from across the value chain to help inform the development of strategies and policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop programs to safeguard the sector from a changing climate.

The Symposium aims to:

  • Facilitate the production, adoption and application of climate research with respect to provincial policy and local governance as it relates to the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region’s agriculture and food sector;
  • Provide a forum for sharing recent research and practical applications relevant to climate change impacts and vulnerability, and greenhouse gas emissions reductions;
  • Foster the translation of regional climate change research into policy solutions; and,
  • Facilitate collaboration across research fields and public policy silos.

Workstream topics include:

1) Sustainable Energy in the Agri-Food Supply Chain – Challenges, Opportunities and Key Success Factors

2) Exploring Pathways towards Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Agriculture in the GGH Region

3) Planning for Climate Resilient and Sustainable Local and Regional Food Supply Chains in the GGH – Municipal and Provincial Roles

For more information and to register, be sure to visit the Symposium webpage.

The Ontario Climate Change Symposium is convened by the Ontario Climate Consortium – a partnership formed by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the Region of Peel, the University of Guelph, York University, McMaster University and Western University.