MSE Symposium 2013
Canada's Environmental Future: A Horizon Scan of Environmental Issues for the Coming Decades
The fifth McGill Symposium on Environmental Research took place on Monday April 15, 2013. This year’s focus was a unique look at environmental issues affecting Canada in the coming decades and our capacity to respond to them. The symposium highlighted diverse expertise by cutting-edge researchers at McGill and other Canadian universities, who presented their predictions and scenarios for the future. Using horizon-scanning techniques, they drew upon available evidence and current trends to identify foreseeable threats, opportunities or crises that are likely to emerge over the next 10 to 20 years. Among the topics examined were the problem of synergistic environmental stressors, deforestation, biological invasions, fisheries decline, rapid climate change in the north, and the consequences of expanding land use and urbanization.
A detailed programme and information about our invited speakers is available here for your reference.