Alexandra Ho, BAH, MCC

Alex is an Analyst, Climate Adaptation and Resilience with Climate Risk Institute.  Alex has an applied focus area in climate change communications and decision making, built upon a multidisciplinary background including a Master of Climate Change from University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Psychology and English Literature from Queen’s University. She has previously…

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Jacqueline Richard, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Jackie is Manager, Corporate Operations at the Climate Risk Institute.  She has worked in the fields of environmental monitoring and assessment, project management, and climate change impacts and adaptation for the past 20 years. For the last 14 years, Jacqueline has focused her work on climate change impacts and adaptation.  She has worked with a…

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Erik Sparling, B.A.(Sc), M.A

Erik is Vice President of the Climate Risk Institute.  He has 15 years’ experience providing and overseeing delivery of research, analysis, training, and decision-support services for the management of climate-related risks across various infrastructure and natural resource sectors. He has delivered these services as Policy Advisor at the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy…

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Paul Cobb, B. Eng

Paul is a Manager of Training Services with the Climate Risk Institute. An engineer by training, he has dedicated his career to finding and implementing climate change solutions. Paul’s work spans twenty years in the fields of climate change mitigation and adaptation – working with everyone from rural communities to provincial and territorial governments –…

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Al Douglas, B.Sc. (Chemistry), Chartered Chemist (Ontario), MBA

Al is the President of the Climate Risk Institute. Since 2002 he has been developing and delivering adaptation resources to domestic and international decision-makers. Al played leading roles in two regional vulnerability assessments in Ontario and co-authored an ecosystems vulnerability assessment guidebook for Ontario. He has contributed content to previous National Assessments of climate change…

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Climate change adaptation training program

In partnership with the Ontario Professional Planners and Risk Sciences International, the Climate Risk Institute is developing a climate change adaptation training program. Built around a series of modules and case studies, the training program will be delivered to Ontario planners to (i) build an understanding of the most recent science on climate change, (ii)…

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