Western experts available to discuss COP28 climate change conference

With the goal of assessing the world’s progress on limiting climate change, global leaders and climate experts will gather at the United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP28.

The summit is taking place in the United Arab Emirates from Nov. 30 to Dec. 12, 2023 and the following experts from Western University are available to comment:

Diane-Laure Arjalies
Associate Professor, Ivey Business School

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

Tima Bansal
Professor, 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

Areas of expertise: Climate change and human development, women’s participation in the green economy, Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues.

Dr. Anna Gunz
Assistant Professor, 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.

Katrina Moser
Associate Professor and Chair, Geography and Environment

Areas of expertise: Climate warming impact on water resources, climate change and extreme heat, wildfires, drought, environmental change in the Canadian Rockies.

Gordon McBean
Professor Emeritus, Geography & Environment

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

Joshua Pearce
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ivey Business School

Areas of expertise: Solar technology for climate solutions, agrivoltaics, carbon emissions mortality, carbon emissions liability, John M. Thompson chair in Information Technology and Innovation.

Nicole Redvers
Associate Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Areas of expertise: Indigenous health, planetary health, Indigenous knowledge translation. Western Research Chair and Director of Indigenous Planetary Health

MEDIA CONTACTS: Justin Zadorsky, Media Relations Officer, Western University, 226.377.1673 (mobile), jzadorsk@uwo.ca.

Ivan Langrish, Associate Director, Media Strategy Marketing and Communications, Ivey School of Business, 416-203-0664 (office), 416-427-6337 (mobile),  ilangrish@ivey.ca