WGSI Blog

Join Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) at COP22 in Marrakech on November 16, 2016 to discuss how innovative partnerships with Indigenous communities and journalists are changing the energy access landscape.
 

WGSI's COP22 Brief & Side Event Audio

WGSI's recommendations for global action on energy access, grounded in examples from remote and Indigenous communities in Canada. Watch our official COP22 side-event below.

 

 

Official COP22 side event presented by University of Waterloo via Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) and The Rockies Institute (TRI) in Marrakech, Morocco.

This session explored creative alliances between Indigenous and non-Indigenous actors that establish trust and build climate resilience in Canadian & global South Indigenous communities. Impactful solutions for building knowledge & capacity and implementing renewable energy & infrastructure were presented.  

WGSI Panelists (00:00:00 - 00:38:00): Michael Brooks (Journalist), Bill Lenihan (Off Grid Electric), Aaron Leopold (Practical Action), Fabiola Ortiz (Discourse Media)

TRI Panelists (00:40:00 - end): Kansie Fox (Kainai First Nation), Laura Lynes (Rockies Institute), Greg Poelzer (USask)