Tamarack’s Board Chair, Shauna Sylvester, is in Glasgow for COP26. In her role as Executive Director of the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, she is helping pull together a series of briefings for Canadian cities and communities to stay informed on the conversation.To join the daily briefings, visit: https://www.citiescop26.ca/roadtoglasgow. This website also provides an overview of Canadian cities’ major climate messages, an interactive calendar with a host of other COP events, and more.
Over the next two weeks, leaders from around the world are in Glasgow for the most important climate conference in our history. National governments are joined by mayors, civil society leaders and many others to make bold commitments and increase funding for climate action.
Glasgow represents an opportunity for Canada to increase its national ambition through a renewed Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), showcase Canadian climate innovation, and demonstrate on the global stage what an ambitious social and economic transition can look like.
Canadian cities and communities have a crucial role to play. They account for at least 60% of the country’s emissions and are on the frontlines of climate impacts. They are currently leading climate transition efforts in Canada, moving from pledges to action. To date, 21 cities from across Canada joined the Cities Race to Zero campaign. Canada needs to acknowledge the role and leadership of cities, and provide increased support for their mitigation and adaptation efforts.
More: Daily briefings from Glasgow November 1 to 11, 2021, 2:30 EDT (11:30 PDT)
Throughout COP26, the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University, in partnership with CUI, C40 Cities, ICLEI Canada, and the Canadian Urban Sustainability Practitioners (CUSP) will be providing daily updates from Glasgow between November 1 and November 11, 2021 at 2:30 EDT (11:30 PDT). Each briefing will include an overview of city-related updates from each day of the conference, followed by a fireside chat with a climate leader or expert who is attending COP. Tune into the daily briefings here.
Confirmed guests include:
- Carole Saab, CEO of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities
- George Heyman, B.C. Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
- David Miller, Director of International Diplomacy for C40 Cities
- Dr. Carly McLachlan, Director of the Tyndall Centre in Manchester
To learn more about Tamarack’s work on climate change, visit: https://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/communityclimatetransitions (site web en français)