Don is a Research Manager in the Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division of Natural Resources Canada. He obtained his PhD from the University of Alberta in 1988, studying past environmental change in the Canadian High Arctic. Since 2000 he has led development of three Canadian national assessment reports of climate change impacts and adaptation, while contributing to other national, regional and global assessments. Internationally, he has been involved in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process since 2003 and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) process since 2005. He is currently co-chair of the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee.
Fiona is a Senior Science Advisor with the Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division of Natural Resources Canada. She has extensive experience working on science assessments, as a science editor, lead author and project coordinator (2004; 2008; 2016). She also led the development of the 2014 assessment, Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on impacts and Adaptation. She was a contributing author to the North America chapter of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report and has been an expert reviewer of several reports and papers on climate change issues. She is excited to be co-leading the current assessment process and looks forward to exploring different approaches, engaging more people and introducing new ideas over the next four years to produce the best assessment reports possible.
Joanne is a Senior Advisor in the Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division of Natural Resources Canada. She is an experienced science communicator with a flair for adapting complex scientific and technical information for specific audiences. Joanne worked for a decade in the non-profit sector and 14 years at Environment and Climate Change Canada. She has a BA from the University of Ottawa, is a graduate of the Banff (now Beakerhead) Science Communications Program and is a member of Science Writers and Communicators of Canada. Joanne is leading knowledge mobilization for the Canada in a Changing Climate process.
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