Experts available to speak on fifth session of United Nations Environment Assembly

The fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly aims to enable member states to share best practices towards a more sustainable world. Western University has the following experts available to speak on the assembly which runs until March 2.

Diane-Laure Arjalies

Associate Professor, Ivey Business School, Centre for Building Sustainable Value

Areas of Expertise: Conservation finance, channelling of capital towards the protection of ecosystems

Tima Bansal

Professor, General Management, Sustainability & Strategy, Ivey Business School; Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability

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

David Goldblum

Associate Professor, Department of Geography & Environment

Areas of Expertise: Biogeographer focusing on natural disturbances and anthropogenic impacts on forest, grassland, and woodland plant communities

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

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

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