IAIA17 Opening Plenary

Opening Address
François Boulanger

François Boulanger | IAIA17 Co-chair

Louise Fecteau Louise Fecteau | IAIA17 Co-chair

Welcome From First Nations
Chief Zachary Deom

Chief Zachary Deom | Mohawk Council of Kahnawake


Welcome Comments
Ana Maria Esteves

Ana Maria Esteves | IAIA President

Greetings from the Host Country


Presentation of the IAIA Global Award

Miguel Coutinho | IAIA Awards Committee Chair

Presented to The World Bank

Charlie Wolf Memorial Lecture
Marjolaine Castonguay

Marjolaine Castonguay | CEO, PESCA Environnement

Charlie Wolf Charlie Wolf

Keynote address
Barry Smit

Barry Smit | University Professor Emeritus | University of Guelph, Canada
Dr. Barry Smit is an internationally recognized expert on climate change impacts and adaptation. He is University Professor Emeritus in Geography at the University of Guelph. His research and practice span more than 30 years. He has authored over 150 scientific papers and four books. His work has been influential in international negotiations on climate change and has been applied in resource management and development initiatives in over 40 countries, spanning Asia, Africa, the Americas, the Pacific, and the Arctic. He was a leader is assessments of the human impacts of climate change in the Arctic. He was also among the first to develop the concepts and methods of cumulative effects assessment.

He has collaborated with major UN organizations and international development agencies, and has advised governments in countries as diverse as Norway, USA, Bangladesh, UK and Samoa. In Canada he has counseled federal and provincial governments, the Senate, businesses and organizations. He served on Ontario's Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation. As a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), he was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (2007). Among his recognitions, he is a recipient of the Order of Ontario and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Armchair discussion
Julie Reid Forget Julie Reid Forget, Moderator | Vice President, Transfert Environnement et Société
Julie Gelfand

Julie Gelfand | Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Monica Scatasta Monica Scatasta | Head of Environment, Climate and Social Policy, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank
Aaron Goldschmidt Aaron Goldschmidt | California Association of Environmental Professionals and AMEC Foster Wheeler