Event Start:
23 Apr 2024 05:00 PM
Event End:
23 Apr 2024 08:00 PM
Toronto, Canada
Event Summary:

IPFA Future Leaders Network Americas

Adapting Industry to Increasing Climate-Related Catastrophes in Canada

In 2023, Canada experienced an unprecedented number of climate-related catastrophes, resulting in total insured losses exceeding CAD $3.1 billion. Increased frequency and severity of disasters including wildfires, flooding, and storms across the country are escalating costs and pose challenges to our infrastructure systems. Cascading impacts have implications for insurance, supply chains, fiscal management, and public health that affect both industry and society. To address these challenges, there is a need to adapt to the climatic changes that are unfolding. Building resilience within our infrastructure systems is essential to ensuring that sectors have the capacity to respond to and withstand the impacts of evolving climate-related hazards.

During this session, attendees will engage in an important discussion on the impacts of these catastrophic events on society, and how industry can adapt to emerging climate-related hazards.

Discussion points include: 
- An overview post-disaster resilience planning.
- An understanding of how climate data forecasts can enable resilience planning.
- Provision of updates on resilience design standards and procedures; and
- An overview on financial tools that can be used in resilience planning.


- Moderator: Danielle Lebre, Advisory Consultant, Climate Change & Sustainability, Mott MacDonald

- Liane Langstaff, Partner, Environmental Law, Gowling WLG LLP

- Shaieree Cottar, PhD Candidate Research Associate, Partners for Action, University of Waterloo

- Andrew Posluns, Senior Director, Corporate Planning, Policy and Research, Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB)

 Event Details

Registration & networking: 5.00pm
Discussion begins: 5.30pm
Networking: 6.45pm

Format: In-person briefing; panel discussion and interactive Q&A followed by a networking reception

Address: Gowling WLG, 1 First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Suite 1600, Toronto, Ontario, M5X 1G5, Canada

This Future Leaders event is free of charge for IPFA members, and the public sector. Our Future Leaders Network is inclusive for all and we encourage all backgrounds, ethnicities and genders to join.



Gowling WLG

Mott MacDonald


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