Special addresses - Climate 2050

 24, 25 and 26 october, 2007
 Palais des Congrés of Montréal - Canada
 Climate Change

The conference helped to identify essential technology and policy pathways between now and 2050 as well as concrete lines of immediate action.

► Opening ceremony

Jean CHAREST, Quebec Premier
Thierry VANDAL, President and CEO, Hydro-Québec, Canada
Sheila WATT CLOUTIER, Former Chair, Circumpolar Inuit Conference


► Opening plenary: Setting the context 2050

The opening plenary presented an overview of the technology and policy contexts today, setting the stage for a deeper exploration of key sectors and challenges over the course of the conference.

Eileen CLAUSSEN, President, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, USA
​John HOLDREN, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (USA)
Pierre Marc JOHNSON, Counsel, Heenan Blaikie and former Premier of Québec, Canada
Robert PAGE, Vice Chair, National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, Canada
Robert PAGE is also a TransAlta Professor of Environmental Management and Sustainability in the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, University of Calgary.
Henri PROGLIO, President and CEO, Veolia Environnement, France

► Plenary session: Climate Policy: National/Regional action

This plenary session examined existing and potential Canadian, Mexican, US and North American policies and actions towards achieving a favourable global sum of national and regional parts.
Michael GOO, NDRC, USA
Israel LAGUNA, Underdirector, Climate Change Program, National Institute of Ecology, Mexico
David McLAUGHLIN, President and CEO, National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, Canada
Fernando TUDELA, Under Secretary for Planning and Environmental Policy, Ministry for the Environment, Mexico
David VAN'T HOF, Sustainability Advisor, Office of Governor Ted Kulongoski, USA

►Plenary session: Strengthening the multilateral climate effort

This plenary session explored a range of views from government, business, and NGO leaders on how best to advance the global climate effort.

Thierry BERTHOUD, Vice-President, International Relations and Governmental Affairs, Alcan Inc., Canada


Elliot DIRINGER, Director, International Strategies, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, USA
Jim GREENE, Senior Policy Advisor to the Hon. Joseph R. Biden, Jr., US Senate, USA
Emily Ojoo MASSAWA, Climate Change Enabling Activities, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya
David RUNNALS, President, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada