Robert Hofstede, International Development
This presentation will explore some of the
results emerging from Canada’s investments in international
climate-related development research—and how those
outcomes provide direct benefits for Canadians.
Over the past decade, international research
led by Canada has helped reduce climate shocks, improve
food security, raise household income, and promote health
and gender equity in more than 70 countries across the Global
South. These results are a big win for Canada. Efforts to
increase resilience and human security lead to a more stable
world and enhance Canada's Climate Action commitment. Not
only do they establish us as a global leader in climate
adaptation research, they also deliver expertise and innovations
directly applicable to the Canadian situation. Dr. Robert
E. Hofstede will give examples of sustainable value chains,
disaster reduction and clean energy projects that reduce
environmental impacts and create business opportunities.
Dr. Hofstede is Associate Director for Climate Change at
the International Research Development Centre (IDRC). An
expert in tropical ecosystems, he has 25 years’ experience
with environmental management and rural development all
over the world and with numerous international agencies.
He has published widely on tropical ecology, nature conservation
and climate change in academic publications, policy papers
and opinion articles, and is a frequent speaker at international
The presentation will
be in English.
Organized by: The Partnership Group for Science
and Engineering (PAGSE).
Supported by: CANARIE inc. and Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC) and many
The Speaker of the Senate
The Speaker of the House of Commons
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:30 am - 8:30 am (Hot breakfast
is ready by 7am)
Location: Parliamentary Dining Room, Centre
Cost: No charge to Members of the House of Commons, Senators
and Media. All others $25. Payment must be made in advance
by credit card. No refunds for cancellations after April
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