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Laura Schnurr

Laura Schnurr
Laura leads Tamarack's work on Climate Transitions and Sustainable Development Goals. She is passionate about supporting cities and communities in their journeys towards ensuring a just, equitable and sustainable future for the next 7 generations and beyond. Through events, publications, communities of practice and other learning opportunities, Laura is helping advance the 2030 Agenda in Canada with a specific focus on the goals related to equity and climate change.

Recent Posts

Seeking contributions for a publication on the connections between climate and the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted by Laura Schnurr on May 25, 2022

This resource is also available in French. Click here to access the French version.

 

June 7 update: While we are interested in the connections between climate action and any of the other SDGs, we are currently missing ones that explore these specific goals: Goal 5 Gender Equality; Goal 6 Clean Water and Sanitation; Goal 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; Goal 10 Reduced Inequalities; Goal 14 Life Below Water; Goal 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions; and Goal 17 Partnerships. 

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Does behaviour change really matter for tackling the climate crisis?

Posted by Laura Schnurr on April 22, 2022

This resource is also available in French. Click here to access the French version.

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Canada’s Most Sustainable Cities

Posted by Laura Schnurr on March 17, 2022

This resource is also available in French. Click here to access the French version.

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Nineteen Trailblazing Communities Using Collective Impact to Advance an Equitable Climate Transition

Posted by Laura Schnurr on February 3, 2022

A key takeaway from COP26 in Glasgow last fall was that given the urgency of the climate crisis and insufficient action on the part of nation-states, the potential for real change lies at the city and community level. Canadian communities are already showing tremendous climate leadership, while demonstrating the potential to do much more.

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We need whole-community leadership on climate change

Posted by Laura Schnurr on December 14, 2021

We need to pay more attention to the potential of municipalities in drastically cutting emissions while promoting more equitable outcomes for all.

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Reflections on Community Climate Transitions – seven months in

Posted by Laura Schnurr on December 12, 2021

At this time last year, Community Climate Transitions was merely an idea. There was a vision of what we could create together, but not yet the resources or people to make it happen

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