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Future warming outlined in latest climate change report – SFU experts available

March 20, 2023

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its latest report and Simon Fraser University experts are available to comment on the findings and actions required to address the climate crisis.  


KIRSTEN ZICKFELD, professor of climate science and director of SFU’s Climate Research Lab, geography           

  • Lead author of the special report on the Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2018; worked on two of the six reports summarized in today’s report
  • Climate science, carbon budgets and net zero

JUDE CRASTA, project lead for Moving in a Livable Region, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

  • Role of cities in advancing multilevel climate action
  • The power of convening through dialogue

YOLANDA CLATWORTHY, mitigating wildfire program manager, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

  • The need to take urgent climate action and how this involves re-imagining our societies and ecosystems
  • Building multi-stakeholder proactive approaches to mitigate intensifying wildfires and other climate threats

MARK ZACHARIAS, executive director, Clean Energy Canada 
(contact Keri McNamara, senior communications specialist and Trevor Melanson, communications director to arrange interviews)

  • The global energy / economic transition to a low carbon economy and what this means for Canada’s industries and its workers
  • Canada’s energy future and the choices that governments will need to make over the coming years and decades

ZAFAR ADEEL, professor, School of Sustainable Energy Engineering & executive director, PWRC (Pacific Water Research Centre)

  • Climate change adaptation, water security, safe drinking water, integrated water resources management 

ALISON SHAW, executive director, ACT – Action on Climate Team, adjunct professor, Resource and Environmental Management, (Available March 21)

  • Climate change resilience and adaptation, rapid decarbonization, future-proofing communities and accelerating the sustainability transition


MELISSA SHAW, SFU  Communications & Marketing 
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