Western experts available to speak on climate change during COP27 conference

With the goal of implementing collective climate goals outlined under the Paris Agreement delegates and climate experts will gather at the 27th annual Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP27).

The summit is taking place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from Nov. 6 to Nov. 18, 2022 and the following experts from Western University are available to 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

Areas of Expertise: The interplay between business strategy and sustainability.

Bipasha Baruah

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.

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.

Slobodan Simonovic

Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Areas of Expertise: Climate change and flooding, sustainable development in water resources management, hydrology, energy, climate change and public infrastructure.

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.

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