When it comes to addressing environmental challenges that face Ontario and the world, environmental science plays an essential role in decision-making.
This is especially true when it comes to climate change, a global issue that will have varied implications in Ontario, from more severe weather events like flooding, to shorter ski seasons in the south.
Climate change affects all the work we do across the ministry to protect the air, land and water in Ontario. The work we support will benefit the people of Ontario by helping provide a better environment now and for future generations.
That is why I am proud to be a part of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change right now. With a broad mandate for environmental protection as well as ensuring Ontario takes the necessary steps to mitigate and adapt to our changing climate, I am fortunate to work with world renowned scientists addressing Ontario’s current environmental priorities and future environmental needs.
To paint a clear picture of the traditional and emerging environmental issues we face, we partner with and engage a broad community of scientists, including those across the Ontario Public Service, at other levels of government, universities, research networks and industry.
Best in Science is a grant program that encourages scientific research relevant to Ontario’s environmental priorities by supporting the work of scientists in universities and research networks/institutions.
On November 27 and 28, Best in Science will be hosting its third annual symposium in Toronto. This year’s theme is ‘Climate Change Modelling and Impact Assessment.’
The symposium is a great opportunity to be part of the growing community interested in understanding more about climate change in Ontario, the tools we are creating, and how we are taking action now.
There will be opportunities to join a round table discussion on the policies, programs and actions Ontario needs to be thinking about in the face of a changing climate. Come on out - we want to hear your thoughts and ideas!
Check out the program for a list of speakers.