Wednesday, February 26, 2020
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


The recent tragic climate events felt across the planet concerns us and contributes to our need of urgent action. In this spirit and with a view to gaining added sensitivities to what we can do individually, institutionally and collectively with regards to nature-based solutions to fight climate change, panelists will focus on the need for nature-based solutions, the financing of these initiatives and the research that informs our public policies.


Florence Daviet, National Forest Program Director, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Topic: Canadian nature-based climate solutions: Identifying the climate and biodiversity intersection

Martin Beaudoin Nadeau, Founder & CEO, Viridis Terra International
Topic: Large-scale integrated forest landscape restoration as a means to mitigate and adapt to climate change

Philippe Crête, Principal Advisor, Alternative Private Equity Investment, Fondaction
Topic: Mobilizing private finance for natural capital: the new frontier in sustainable investment

Matthieu Asselin, Business Development Director, SOCODEVI
Topic: Solutions to climate change: Sustainable investments in agroforestry cooperatives

Andréanne Grimard, ESG & Impact Director, Ecotierra
Topic: Financing sustainable land use

Michelle Garneau, Professor, Department of Geography and GEOTOP Research Center, Université du Québec à Montréal
Topic: Conservation of peatland carbon stocks for mitigation and adaptation to climate change