Western experts available to speak about climate change ahead of COP26

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With the goal of tackling the devastating challenges presented by climate change, experts from around the globe will gather at the 26th annual Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26). This UN climate change summit is taking place in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12, 2021 and the following experts from Western University are available to media for comment.

Diane-Laure Arjalies, Associate Professor, Ivey Business School, Centre for Building Sustainable Value
Areas of Expertise: Conservation Finance, channeling of capital towards the protection of ecosystems.

Tima Bansal, Professor, General Management, Sustainability & Strategy, Ivey Business School; Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability (Please note Tima Bansal is only available after November 3)
Areas of Expertise: The interplay between business strategy and sustainability.

Bipasha Buruah, Professor, Women’s Studies and Feminist Research; Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues
Areas of Expertise: Climate change and human development, particularly the implications for gender equality and social justice, women’s participation in the green economy.

Dr. Anna Gunz, Assistant Professor, Paediatrics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Areas of Expertise: The interface of climate change and health including health system implications, impacts on community and individual health; planetary health and health monitoring of climate change.

Isaac Luginaah, Professor, Department of Geography and Environment; Canada Research Chair in Health Geography

Areas of Expertise: Geography of health and health care; environment and health.

Gordon McBean, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography & Environment

Areas of Expertise: Climate change science and policy, natural hazards-prediction and mitigation, weather and environmental prediction systems.

Francisco Olea-Popelka, Associate Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; Beryl Ivey Endowed Chair in One Health

Areas of Expertise: One Health; the integration of optimal health for humans, animals and the environment.

James Voogt, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography & Environment

Areas of Expertise: Climate change and cities, especially in terms of temperature/heat; urban climatology.

Commentary reflects the perspective and scholarly interest of Western faculty members and is not an articulation of official university policy on issues being addressed.