Climate Change – Strategy, Urgency & Hope

Keynote Announcement

Dr. Adam Fenech, Internationally Renowned Climatologist and Nobel Peace Prize Co-Winner, to Speak at BOMEX 2022

Last summer British Columbia experienced 270 wildfires, and 300 people were killed in severe flooding in Henan, China, after 201.9 millimetres of rain fell in one hour. At the same time, Western Canada’s farmers were stricken with what may have been the worst drought in their history.

At BOMEX 2022, Dr. Adam Fenech, Director, University of Prince Edward Island Climate Lab and internationally renowned climatologist will speak about the impact of climate change across Canada, the implications for the Commercial Real Estate Industry, and whether climate change is indeed reversible.

Dr. Fenech has worked extensively in climate change since participating in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change First Assessment Report in 1988.

Some career highlights include:

  • Dr. Fenech shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Edited seven books on climate change, most recently on Climate Impacts and Adaptation Science
  • Worked for Harvard University researching the history of the science/policy interfaces of climate change
  • Has taught at the University of Toronto and the Smithsonian Institution for over 25 years
  • Represented Canada at international climate negotiating sessions; written climate policy speeches for Canadian Environment Ministers
  • Authored Canadian reports on climate change to the United Nations

Some cool facts about Dr. Fenech:

  • He maintains the largest fleet of drones at a Canadian university, including the largest drone in the country with a four-metre wingspan
  • Has produced four movies of PEI Climate Stories, a new series of short videos exploring the impacts of climate change on Prince Edward Island
  • Featured in the new book Inspiring Canadians: Forty Brilliant Canadians and Their Vision for the Nation by Mark Bulgutch

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