/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory and Webcast - Vulnerabilities, Impacts and Adaptation - Ouranos Convenes an Expert Panel on IPCC Working Group II/

MONTREAL, March 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - In the wake of the Fifth Assessment Report released by Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last September, the OURANOS consortium invites media representatives to an information session on the Working Group II report on climate change vulnerabilities, impacts, and adaptation.

For the session, OURANOS will assemble a panel of experts who will briefly explain the environmental, economic, and social aspects of the vulnerability to climate change and the consequences for ecological systems, socioeconomic sectors, the built environment, and human health. Special attention will be devoted to aspects that are particularly germane to certain regions of Quebec.

What:     Media information session
When:     Monday, March 31, 2014
      8:30 to 10 a.m.
Where:     Cinéma Excentris - Fellini Room
      3536, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal

The scientific panel will consist of Linda Mortsch of the University of Waterloo and Environment Canada and Liza Leclerc of Ouranos, both of whom are directly involved in preparing the IPCC Working Group II report, as well as Caroline Larrivée of Ouranos. The session will be moderated by Ouranos executive director Alain Bourque.

The session will also be webcast live on the Ouranos website: http://www.ouranos.ca/en/


  • 8:30 a.m. - Welcome
  • 9 :00 a.m. - Introduction by Mr. Bourque
    • Presentation by scientific panel
    • Question period
    • Individual interviews
  • 10 :00 a.m.  Conclusion

About IPCC
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was jointly established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with the mandate to assess scientific information related to climate change, evaluate the environmental and socio-economic consequences of climate change, and formulate realistic response strategies.

About Oouranos
Ouranos was created in 2001 as a joint initiative by the Government of Quebec, Hydro-Québec and Environment Canada, with the financial support of Valorisation-Recherche-Québec. The consortium's mission is to acquire and develop knowledge on climate change, its impact, and related socioeconomic and environmental vulnerabilities in order to inform decision makers about probable climate trends and advise them on identifying, assessing, promoting and implementing local and regional adaptation strategies.

SOURCE: Ouranos

For further information:

To request information and interviews or confirm your attendance, please contact:


Caroline Bergevin 
514 914.5138

Marie-José Bégin
514 994.0802

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