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toronto | october 1–3

Facing change and guiding Ontario into the next quarter century

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Al Douglas


President, Climate Risk Institute

Al Douglas is the President of the Climate Risk Institute. He has been working in the field of climate change impacts and adaptation since 2002 and has partnered with many different organizations in Ontario and Canada to develop and deliver adaptation resources. Al played leading roles in two large, regional climate change vulnerability assessments in Ontario and co-authored an ecosystems climate change vulnerability assessment guidebook for Ontario. He has contributed content to a host of municipal climate change adaptation guidebooks and specializes in facilitating adaptation planning at the local and watershed levels. He has also contributed content to two Canadian National Assessments of climate change impact and adaptation, acted as an expert reviewer for the last two Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment reports and has expertise in climate science; climate change impact, vulnerability and risk assessment; policy development and adaptation planning in natural resource sectors. In 2016 Al co-chaired Adaptation Canada 2016, Canada’s first national symposium on climate change adaptation since 2005, was a member of Canada’s Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results and is currently co-leading the Ontario chapter of the next Canadian assessment of climate change impacts and adaptation.