Networking Event: COP21 Outcomes and Experiences

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel | 110 9th Avenue SE, Calgary

Fees: Free to attend

This event is sold out!

Hear from Dr. Leslie King, a professor for the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University in Victoria and Director of the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education on her personal experiences and outcomes of the recent 2015 Climate Talks in Paris.

Plus get an opportunity to network with the environmental professional community including EPs and EPts, professionals, interns and students. Light refreshments will also be provided.

This event is free to attend, however, participants were required to register to attend.

Ticket Type


Non-Certified Professional or Student


EP or EPt member


Featured Presentation

“COP21: Outcomes and experiences”

The 2015 Climate talks (COP 21) were held in Paris in the shadow of the terrorist attacks days earlier that served as a potent reminder of the urgent need for global cooperation. In the state of emergency declared by the French Government, many delegates stayed away and the environmental and diplomatic communities worried about the impact on the climate talks especially in the face of previous failures such as the Copenhagen climate talks ending in disaster and pessimism about the future of global climate negotiations.

But hope was also running high in the lead up to the COP at the same time as the world held its breath in the knowledge that a strong climate agreement was essential to avert catastrophic impacts of climate change.

Leslie King, PhD, MCIP, will be sharing her personal experiences at COP21 including her personal photographs and her take on the resulting outcomes.

This presentation would be beneficial for:

  • Environmental Practitioners;
  • Students currently studying or recently graduating from environmental post-secondary programs;
  • Professionals interested in climate change.


Leslie King
Leslie A. King, PhD, MCIP
Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability
Director, Canadian Centre for Environmental Education
Royal Roads University

Leslie King is a Professor at the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University in Victoria, Canada. In partnership with ECO Canada she directs the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education and is program head of the Masters in Environmental Practice and Bachelors in Environmental Practice programs at Royal Roads University.

She has degrees from the University of British Columbia, York University, University of Toronto and the London School of Economics. Most recently she was the founding Chair of Environment at UNBC, Dean of the Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources at the University of Manitoba and the Vice President Academic at Vancouver Island University.

She has developed many environmental programs in Canada, the US and Africa. Her research sites are primarily in Africa and the Arctic as well as First Nations and local communities in North America. She has supervised scores of Masters and PhD thesis students and takes delight in involving her students in her applied research and bringing research findings into the classroom.

Recent research projects include Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3), Protected Areas and Poverty Reduction in Africa and Canada, Arctic Climate Modeling: Pathways to Sustainable Arctic Futures, Northern Knowledge for Resilience and Adaptation to climate change in the Circumpolar Arctic, and Clam Gardens in BC: Eco-cultural Restoration.

She also serves on the Boards of several environmental, arts and humanitarian organizations.


5:00 – 5:30 pm: Check-in and welcome from ECO Canada

5:30 – 6:30 pm: Featured presentation, followed by Q & A

6:30 – 7:00 pm: Networking

Supported by:

ECO Canada and RRU