Research for a climate-smart world

March 17, 2017

Robert Hofstede, IDRC’s associate director for climate change, at COP22, Marrakech, Morocco

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IDRC to present results of adaptation and development funding at parliamentary breakfast speaker series.

Robert Hofstede, IDRC’s associate director for climate change, is the next scheduled presenter at the Bacon and Eggheads parliamentary speaker series on April 6. His presentation “Building a climate-smart world: How development research helps the global population adapt to climate change,” will explore some of the results emerging from Canada’s investments in international climate-related development research — and discuss how these outcomes provide direct benefits for Canadians.

Over the past decade, Canada has led international research that is helping to reduce climate shocks, improve food security, raise household incomes, and promote health and gender equity in more than 70 countries across the Global South. Efforts to increase resilience and human security lead to a more stable world and enhance Canada's climate action commitment.

An expert in tropical ecosystems, Hofstede has 25 years of experience in environmental management and rural development with numerous international agencies. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has published widely on tropical ecology, nature conservation, and climate change in academic publications, policy papers, and opinion articles.

The flagship Bacon and Eggheads speaker series brings parliamentarians and science and engineering experts together to showcase outstanding Canadian research accomplishments. The purpose of the series is to provide unbiased insight into topical scientific issues in a non-partisan forum. It also presents a unique opportunity for scientists to communicate important findings to a distinguished and influential audience.

Event details

Building a climate-smart world: How development research helps the global population adapt to climate change

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:30–8:30 a.m. (hot breakfast is available by 7 a.m.)

Location: Parliamentary Dining Room, Centre Block

Cost: No charge to members of the House of Commons, senators, and media. All others $25.

Payment must be made in advance by credit card. No refunds for cancellations after April 3, 2017.

Contact information: Donna Boag, pagse@rsc-src.ca, 613–991–6369