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Sidney is Executive Director of Équiterre, Quebec’s largest environmental organization and co-author of this research initiative. His passion for urban planning led him to chair the Montreal Regional Council on the Environment from 1996 to 2003. He also participated in efforts to increase funding for public transit in Quebec, as well as in Canada's ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. Sidney is a former Ashoka Fellow and honorary fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Read more about Sidney
James is co-author of EcoAnalytics, a former journalist and communications consultant with broad experience in Canada’s environmental movement and international public health. As Principal of Boothroyd Communications (2012-) his clients have included many of Canada’s leading environmental groups. He has also served as Director of Communications for the David Suzuki Foundation (2010-2012) and as a writer & researcher for the World Health Organization and Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (2005-2010). Read more about James
Erick is Associate Professor of Political Science, at the Université de Montréal. As well as teaching environmental politics and research methods at UdM, Erick is the lead researcher for several major international and Canadian public opinion surveys addressing climate, energy and environmental issues. The focus of his research is on public attitudes toward risk and environmental issues, political communication, and the way in which public attitudes influence the development of public policy. Erick’s research has appeared in such journals as Environmental Politics, Climate Policy, Energy Policy, Global Environmental Politics and the Policy Studies Journal Read more about Erick
Louise is a researcher and instructor at the University of New Brunswick, and proprietor of Iris Communications, whose work focuses on advancing solutions to climate change. She has a PhD in Environmental Management (UNB, 2014) and master’s in environmental education and communication (Royal Roads University, 2008). Louise’s research covers climate change mitigation and adaptation policy; environmental education and communications; environmental ethics; pro-environmental behaviours; and the sociology of energy, energy literacy and climate change (including gender, health effects, and just transition). As well she has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, is a former Executive Director of the Climate Action Network Canada and has served on federal and provincial climate change related committees and delegations, including the Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resiliency. Louise has also been honoured with two Queen’s Jubilee citizenship medals.
Anne-Sophie is a researcher in social and environmental psychology and lectures in environmental psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her specific research interests include barriers to behavioural change, motivational processes leading to eco-citizenship, the development of environmental identity and environmental education and the effectiveness of health messages. In addition to her current research collaborations, she is involved in the board of the Women's Environmental Network and writes popular articles for the climate action news site Unpointcinq.ca.
Richard is Professor of Political Science at the Université de Montréal, where he teaches courses on political behaviour and research methods. His research focuses on political communication and public opinion. A Fulbright Scholar and a former chief advisor to the premier of Quebec, Richard has authored or co-authored over 175 articles in prestigious journals and chapters and books including Unsteady State, Anatomy of a Liberal Victory, Health Care Policy and Opinion in Canada and the United States, and Le comportement électoral des Québécois (Donald Smiley Award 2010). Read more about Richard
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