Forum focuses on cumulative impacts

 

The UNBC Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC), with support from the Environment, Community, Health Observatory (ECHO) Network and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), is convening a policy-focused forum on January 18-19.

The event will be taking place at UNBC’s Prince George campus. Organizers hope that this event will be a chance to bring together policymakers, scientists, practitioners, all levels of government (First Nations, municipal, regional, provincial, federal), and community members working on issues related to environment, community, health and resource development which are actively impacting communities across northern B.C.

Megan Leslie, Incoming president and CEO of World Wildlife Fund Canada and former NDP Member of Parliament, will be giving a public keynote address on Thursday January 18 (6:30 PM, UNBC, Canfor Theatre).  

On Friday January 19, there will be a full day of sessions focused on the following themes:

  • Cumulative Effects Assessment
  • The health impacts of resource development
  • Indigenous land use planning and cumulative impacts management
  • Watershed governance
  • Wildfire preparedness

In hosting this event, CIRC intends to increase the visibility of policy-relevant research and community initiatives directed towards the complex and unique challenges facing communities across northern BC, directed towards both imagining and planning for thriving and just futures.

Registration is free, however to secure your attendance you must RSVP to madeline.wilson@unbc.cabefore January 5, 2018.