Ottawa Climate Talks | Climate Change and Innovation: A post-Paris Agenda

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in partnership with the Conference Board of Canada, and the Canadian Museum of Nature invited the public to a talk on

Climate Change and Innovation:
A post-Paris Agenda

With opening remarks by:
Werner Wnendt, German Ambassador, and
Dr. Mark Graham, Vice-President, Research and Collections, Museum of Nature,

And a keynote speech by:
Dr. Camilla Bausch, Director of Ecologic Institute Berlin, on
“The German Energy Transition after Paris - dynamic and innovative?”

Followed by a panel discussion with:
Jonathan Wilkinson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
Iain Stewart, President of the National Research Council of Canada
Paul Preston, Associate Director, Science Technology and Innovation Policy, Conference Board
Moderator: Mackenzie Scrimshaw, Engagement Editor, iPolitics

Monday, September 26, 2016, 3:45 – 5:30 pm

Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St, Ottawa, Barrick Salon

Additional information on Dr. Bausch's visit to Canada

Dr. Camilla Bausch is the Director of Ecologic Institute, Berlin. She has worked for over ten years as a researcher, consultant and lecturer in the fields of climate and energy policy on the national, European and international levels. For many years, Dr. Bausch was part of the German Delegation to the UN climate negotiations. Moreover, she was active in the introduction and reform of the emissions trading system in Germany, as well as ongoing developments of energy law. She is Associate Editor of the journal “Carbon & Climate Law Review”. In 2009 Dr. Camilla Bausch took a sabbatical to work for United States House of Representatives.

Jonathan Wilkinson is the Member of Parliament for North Vancouver and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. Before entering politics he spent 20+ successful years as a senior business leader and executive. He has extensive experience in the energy and environmental technology sectors. Jonathan has served on numerous industry and charitable boards, holding roles such as B.C. Technology Industries Association Chair, United Way of the Lower Mainland Cabinet Committee Chair and Board member and Treasurer of the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation.

Iain Stewart was appointed President of the National Research Council (NRC) effective August 24, 2016. Prior to that, he served as Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board of Canada from July 2015 to August 2016, and Assistant Secretary of the International Affairs, Security and Justice Sector at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) from June 2014 to July 2015. In addition, he has held a number of different leadership functions at Industry Canada, including Assistant Deputy Minister of the Strategic Policy Sector, Secretary to the "Jenkins Panel" on Federal Support to Research and Development, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister and Director General of the Science and Innovation Sector, and Director of Consumer Industries in the Industry Sector.

Paul Preston’s particular knowledge focus is in the areas of innovation and commercialization, building an innovation ecosystem, ICT adoption, information technology management, and knowledge management. Paul also works closely with the Conference Board’s National Security and Strategic Foresight practice. Prior to joining the Conference Board, Paul worked in commercial finance at Scotiabank, focusing on finance solutions to help technology companies grow and compete internationally, and was Director of Business Development with Plato Group, an IT consulting and security software development company, where he helped develop international reseller partnerships in the US, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru, and lead the business development team.

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