Issues and Experts

SFU experts available on climate change and creating a sustainable future

December 11, 2020

Climate change and the need to create a sustainable future are issues that continue despite our focus on COVID-19. In addition to new carbon tax increases, the federal government’s strategy announced today to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 includes measures that target sustainability and resiliency as communities look to rebuild in the wake of the current pandemic. 

The following SFU experts are available to speak on climate change and other environmental and sustainability related issues:

Deborah Harford, executive director of ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team), 604.671.2449,

Topic: Climate change adaptation, resilience, nature-based solutions, green infrastructure, biodiversity and health

David Zandvliet, professor, Faculty of Education, 604.219.0362,

Topic: Climate change, ocean literacy, environmental education and education for sustainable development; has just been named SFU’s first UNESCO chair in biocultural diversity and education, to improve environmental education globally

Seth Klein, professor, urban studies,, 604.836.2272

Topic: Climate emergency, transition issues, climate policy in Canada and B.C.

Klein is also available to comment on his recent book “A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency”  

Taco Niet, assistant professor of professional practice, School of Sustainable Energy Engineering,

Topic: Systems interactions between climate, energy, land and water, renewable energy integration, storage and energy systems challenges, sustainable development 

Jonn Axsen, associate professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management and director, Sustainable Transportation Action Research Team (START),

Topic: Policies needed to reach GHG goals for the transport sector in Canada and globally, road pricing study

Dan Greenberg, researcher, biological sciences,

Topic: Global biodiversity change (i.e. what species are prospering, or perishing, in the modern world), species' responses to human activities and climate change, and contemporary extinction and species loss


Matt Kieltyka,  SFU Communications & Marketing 
236.880.2187 |

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