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Rallying in Response to Climate Change - SFU Experts Available

September 15, 2023

Climate rallies today in downtown Vancouver and across the country are part of a global climate strike this weekend in cities around the world, and one of several climate change related events this fall amid growing concerns about the impact of climate change on our world. Others include next week’s Climate Week in New York City and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28) later this fall. SFU experts can be available on a range of related topics:


ZAFAR ADEEL, professor, School of Sustainable Energy Engineering, executive director, Pacific Water Research Centre; 
Expertise: Climate change adaptation, water security, safe drinking water, integrated water resources management

JOHN CLAGUE, professor emeritus, Earth sciences, CRC Chair in Natural Hazard Sciences;
Expertise: climate change, natural hazards, floods, landslides, severe storms, earthquakes, tsunamis

RADOSLAV DIMITRI, professor, political science
Expertise: climate change negotiations and policy making. Dimitri participated in United Nations conferences for 20 years representing the European Union in international climate change negotiations and helping to negotiate the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

KAMYAR RAZAVI, PhD candidate, communication
604-715-5263 |
Expertise: How to engage the public on climate change; effective climate journalism; the role of political action and collective mobilization

ALISON SHAW, executive director, Action on Climate Team (ACT);
Expertise: Climate change resilience and adaptation, rapid decarbonization, future-proofing communities and accelerating the sustainability transition

BRENT WARD, professor, Earth sciences, co-director, Centre for Natural Hazards Research
604-771-5829 |
Expertise: Natural hazards, landslides, floods, earthquakes; making communities more resilient to climate change


RAY SHARMA, SFU Communications & Marketing 
778.782.3210 |

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