Climate (of) change: Cities, People and Prosperity

5th edition: Montréal Summit on Innovation

Monday, November 30, 2015 from 8 A.M. to 8:30 P.M.

The fifth edition of the Montréal Summit on Innovation will bring together academics, government representatives, and business leaders to discuss various ways we can reinvent the city in the face of climate change.

The summit is a call to action for finding ways to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and open new pathways to collective well-being and prosperity.


Overview of speakers:

As part of the BELL INTERNATIONAL LEADERS series

Setting the Real Bottom Line
David Suzuki

David Suzuki

Geneticist, broadcaster, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation


WELCOMING REMARKS AND INTRODUCTION
 
Michel Leblanc Michel Leblanc
President and CEO
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal
PRESENTATION
 
Alan Shepard Alan Shepard
President and Vice-Chancellor
Concordia University
 
Denis Coderre Denis Coderre
Mayor of Montréal
President
Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM)
PAGE WEB
 

SESSION I: URGENCY AND PERCEPTION
 
The urgency and the cost related to climate change
Jeffrey D. Sachs Jeffrey D. Sachs
Director
The Earth Institute
Columbia University
 
Future Earth: Collaborative science for sustainable development
Paul Shrivastava Paul Shrivastava
Executive Director 
Future Earth
 
Countdown to 2 degrees
Damon Matthews Damon Matthews
Associate Professor and Concordia University Research Chair (Climate Science and Sustainability)
Concordia University
 

PANEL
Moderator:
Michel Leblanc Michel Leblanc
President and CEO
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal
 
Paul Shrivastava Paul Shrivastava
Executive Director 
Future Earth
 
Damon Matthews Damon Matthews
Associate Professor and Concordia University Research Chair (Climate Science and Sustainability)
Concordia University
 
David Usher David Usher
Founder Cloudid Media

SESSION II: : IMPACTS ON CITIES
 
Anticipated impacts of climate change on Montréal and Quebec
Alain Bourque Alain Bourque
Executive Director
Ouranos
PRESENTATION
 
The vulnerability of cities
Alan Mitchell Alan Mitchell
Executive Director,
Cities Global Center of Excellence
KPMG s.r.l./S.E.N.C.R.L.
 

SESSION III: INNOVATING CITY SPACES AND INFRASTRUCTURE
 
Green infrastructure: Making Montréal more resilient in the face of climate change
Jean-Patrick Toussaint Dr Jean-Patrick Toussaint
Science Project Manager
David Suzuki Foundation
PRESENTATION
 
Jérôme Dupras Jérôme Dupras
Professor
Department of Natural Sciences Université du Québec en Outaouais
 
Genomics for an urban environment better adapted to climate change
Marc LePage Marc LePage
President and CEO
Génome Québec
PRESENTATION
 
Designing resilient cities and communities
Polly Turton Polly Turton
Associate (MIEMA CEnv)
Arup
UK
PRESENTATION
 
Future of solar power
Andreas K. Athienitis Andreas K. Athienitis
Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering
Concordia University
PRESENTATION
 

SESSION IV: SOCIAL INNOVATION AND LIVABILITY
 
Low climate impact urban growth
Christian Savard Christian Savard
Executive Director
Vivre en ville
PRESENTATION
 
Long term strategies for real estate today
Natalie Voland Natalie Voland
President
Gestion immobilière
Quo Vadis
 
Civic innovation
Stephen Huddart Stephen Huddart
President and CEO
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
 
Collaborative mobility and carsharing: citizen choices and challenges for cities
Marco Viviani Marco Viviani
Director, Development and Public Relations
Communauto
PRESENTATION
 

SESSION V: INVESTING IN SOLUTIONS
 
Between climate change and public health: the necessary move to a true clean tech economy
Andrée-Lyse Méthot Andrée-Lyse Méthot
Founder and Managing Partner
Cycle Capital Management
 
Responsible finance and investing
Karen Clarke-Whistler Karen Clarke-Whistler
Chief Environment Officer
TD Bank
 

CONCLUSION
 
Closing Remarks
Damien Silès Damien Silès
Executive Director
Quartier de l’innovation
 
 
Pierre Arcand Pierre Arcand
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources
Minister responsible for the Plan Nord
Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region
 
 

A French-to-English simultaneous translation service will be available to participants

Prices

  Members Non members
Ticket(s) $275* $350*
* Taxes not included. Become a Member

By phone
514 871-4001


Cancellation policyIt’s a final sale, no refund will be granted.

Location

Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal

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STUDENT PRICE

Presentation of a valid student ID card will be required on site.
Full-time student. Registration by phone only.
  Membres Non membres
Student Ticket(s) $85
$85

* Taxes not included.

Registration

By phone
514 871-4001

Organized by:
CCMM Concordia
ÉTS McGill

SILVER sponsors
Fonds de recherche TD

BRONZE sponsors
Communauto CCM Innovation.ca Futurearth
Genome Québec Hydro Québec Ville de Montréal Teralys
Vivre en Ville

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