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First National Workshop
The first national workshop of the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices is entitled “Strategic Dialogues on Climate Change Policy Research in Canada”. It took place from September 14 to October 8 through virtual meetings and discussion on this platform (September 14 to 26) and peaks at a forum held on October 7 and 8 (13:00 to 16:00). This workshop had five main goals:
- Foster constructive dialogue on critical climate choices facing Canada
- Identify research priorities, opportunities for collaboration, and knowledge gaps in Canada’s climate change research and policy landscape
- Help inform the research agenda for the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices
- Identify opportunities for complementary research across organizations
- Strengthen relationships among top climate policy researchers and thinkers across Canada
Dialogue Across Five Themes
Five themes were being discussed. These themes emerged from results of a survey in which various stakeholders were asked to identify key gaps and priorities for climate policy research in Canada. These themes are:
- Cohabitation in governance: a need for new policy approaches?
- Social and equity dimensions of low-carbon transitions and adaptation to a warming world
- Integrative strategies – realizing transformations through the successful implementation of climate policy
- Structures and tools – what is still missing to inform climate policy and action?
- Natural resource extraction and low-carbon transitions in a warming world (will be discussed at the forum)