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Webinar Series – Climate Proofing Society I: Natural Climate Solutions
February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Join BCCIC’s youth delegates Keila Stark and Evan Guy on February 25 at 12pm pst to learn more about the ways natural climate solutions are being leveraged globally for effective climate mitigation.
Evan is a Canadian-American settler who lives on the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Watuth First Nations (also known as Vancouver). Evan has a background in research, policy, and project management across the non-profit, government, and private sectors. As an Analyst for the environmental consulting company NatureBank, Evan works on sustainable land use projects in Southeast Asia, South America, and the Carribean. Evan is also a Global Ambassador with Youth4Nature, where he contributes to the organization’s policy taskforce. Evan has previously worked at the Human Impacts Institute, City of Whitehorse, and as a consultant to the United Nations Environment Programme. He holds a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Political and Environmental Sciences from Quest University Canada and previously studied at the United World College of Costa Rica.
Keila is the UN Climate and Oceans conference delegation coordinator at BCCIC Climate and a PhD student of Zoology at the University of British Columbia. Her academic research focuses on how climate change influences biodiversity in coastal ecosystems. She also researches how social equity plays in the planning and implementation of conservation interventions influences human well-being. With this knowledge, she advocates for equitable, evidence-based climate and biodiversity policy at various levels of governance. Keila has attended two UN climate conferences and the High Level Political Forum on Agenda 2030 with BCCIC. She also co-authored three of BCCIC’s SDG shadow reports, Where Canada Stands Volumes II and III, and Reading Between the Lines. She hopes for a world where young and future generations are respected and valued stakeholders in all decision-making.