Leading from the North: Building Connections Across the Region for Climate Action

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Leading from the North: Building Connections Across the Region for Climate Action

April 4 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm PDT

Date: April 3 & 4, 2023
Location: In-person (UNBC Prince George) & Virtual (Zoom)

The Northern BC Climate Action Network is celebrating its first anniversary! Our first hybrid meeting will feature opportunities to learn, connect, and envision the future of our region both in-person and online.

Workshop Objectives:

A. Foster relationships between people in different organizations and communities
B. Build momentum and member support to sustain the network over time
C. Determine the network’s collaboration methods and priorities going forward
D. Identify existing education and training capacities in the North, and develop strategies to address gaps in current programming and attract students/trainees

If you plan to attend in-person, please register via Eventbrite  Deadline for in-person registration: March 20

If you plan to attend virtually, please register via Zoom

Travel funding is available for those who wish to travel to Prince George. Accommodation, dinner at reception, and food during workshop will be covered (rooms have been blocked at the Travelodge downtown Prince George), and a certain percentage of travel costs will be covered depending on the number of applicants. Please contact Carly Madge (carly.madge@unbc.ca) to apply for travel funding.

Draft Agenda

The workshop will be designed to facilitate as much interaction and collaboration as possible. We will also hear from guest speakers with powerful stories to tell about regional climate action here and around the world.

April 3, 2023

Coming Together: an informal Meet & Greet with refreshments/dinner
Location in downtown Prince George to be confirmed

April 4, 2023

Fostering Collaboration for Northern Leadership in Climate Action

8:30 am

9 am
Opening & Welcome
Workshop: Imagining a vision for our region.

10:15 am
Guest Speaker from Sweden: Albert Edman, Viable Cities and Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)

“Viable Cities: a mission-driven approach for climate-neutral communities by 2030 and making the case for a thriving North”

Viable Cities

11:15 am
Workshop: How NorthCAN can help us realize the vision for our region.

12:00 pm

Building Capacity for the Low-Carbon Transition Through Education & Training

1:00 pm
Reconvene & Welcome
Workshop: education, skills, and training in the North – strengths and gaps

2:15 pm
Guest Speaker: Greg Poelzer, University of Saskatchewan

“Realizing Northern aspirations through the skills, talents, and passions of our people”

3:00 pm
Workshop: Next Steps

3:30 pm
Tour of UNBC’s passive house and the Bioenergy Plant

4:45 pm
Wrap-Up, connections, and building relationships


April 4
8:30 am - 5:00 pm PDT


UNBC Conference Centre, University of Northern British Columbia
Room 6-205, 3333 University Way,
Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9 Canada
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