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CACOR November Luncheon Meeting: Adaptation to Climate Change – Plan to Survive

November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 - 14:00

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Sheila Murray and Ted Manning

Adaptation to Climate Change – Plan to Survive

About the presentation: In an ideal world, humanity would take such actions as are required to limit climate change to levels compatible with sustaining the global support system. It is becoming increasingly clear that the choice of a path that keeps global warming below 2 degrees is unlikely and that humans and other creatures will, therefore, need to live with the results. This presentation by Sheila Murray and Ted Manning will cover the need to adapt, work by the Club of Rome and other international organizations to define survival scenarios and discussion of current activities towards creating more robust responses in support of survival. Sheila will begin with news from CoR on its program.  Ted will then review some global approaches such as those underway with Small Island Developing States and with tourism in coastal zones and fragile ecosystems.

The presentation will end with a brief look at CACOR’s own contribution – the Guidebook called Plan to Survive and its likely impact on Canadians.

About the presenters:
Currently, Sheila Murray is proud to be a Director Emeritus of CACOR, having been a member for many years and Chair of the CACOR Board of Directors for one term of 2 years. She has been a Full Member of The Club of Rome for the past decade during which time she served two terms on the CoR Executive Committee with one term as Vice-President of the Executive Committee. Her interests focus on holistic thinking and ecological approaches to address the increasing environmental devastation attributed to climate change.

Sheila’s academic record includes BNSc and MPA (Queen’s University) National Defence College of Canada, with graduate studies at Carleton University, University of Sussex and elsewhere.

Former work includes President, Sheila A, Murray & Associates; Chief Federal Negotiator Aboriginal/Indigenous Self-Government and Education (47 First Nations in Ontario); Founding Vice-Principal, Canadian Centre for Management Development; Assistant Secretary Corporate Affairs, Treasury Board of Canada. Dean, School of Continuing Education, Algonquin College; Founding Director and Faculty, Continuing Health Sciences, Algonquin College; Volunteer activities include Trustee, Queen’s Univ; Chair of the Grant Hall Society, Queen’s Univ; Director CANADENSIS; Honorary Director PRVHC; Director and volunteer in other organizations.

Edward W. (Ted) Manning is President of Tourisk Inc., an international consulting firm planning World Heritage Sites and tourist destinations worldwide. He has served as lead consultant to the UN World Tourism Organization with respect to their programs on sustainable tourism and on the establishment of indicators of sustainability for the sector. He spent 30 years in the Canadian Government as Director Environmental Management and Sustainable Development for Consulting and Audit Canada, Executive Manager Sustainable Tourism for Tourism Canada, Associate Director Sustainable Development and Chief Land Use Policy and Planning with Environment Canada and Senior Planner, with the Caribbean Branch of CIDA. He has also served as Adjunct Professor Geography at Carleton University and is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Geographers and as Associate Director of Sustainable Development for the Foundation for International Training. He has worked in more than 40 countries on six continents and is currently involved in the establishment of Observatories of Sustainable Tourism in several countries for the UN.   Ted has published twenty-three books and more than 100 articles on sustainable development, environmental planning, evaluation methods and consultative procedures. He is currently a Director of CACOR and has served as chair of CACOR and as a member of the International Club of Rome.

Date: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Time: 12-2pm

Place: Army Officers’ Mess, 149 Somerset Street West Ottawa

Cost: $25 non members; $20 members & their spouses; students $10


November 13, 2019
12:00 - 14:00
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Army Officer’s Mess
149 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, On Canada
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