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June 16, 2016

June 16, 2016
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – The Ontario provincial government has released the Ontario Climate Change Action Plan. The five-year plan is designed to help Ontario fight climate change over the long term.

The following Laurier experts are available to comment on a variety of topics regarding climate change:

Climate Change Policy

Randall Wigle, professor in Laurier’s Department of Economics and director of Laurier’s School of International Policy and Governance PhD program, is an expert on Canadian climate policy and environmental economics, including climate policy options based on the outcomes of Canada’s federal election and the UN Climate Change Conference. Contact information: rwigle@wlu.ca.

Organizational Environmental Policies

Christopher LeMieux, assistant professor in Laurier’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, is an expert on environmental policy alternatives and how organizations make policy choices, as well as the barriers to climate change adaptation within resource management organizations. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x4765 or clemieux@wlu.ca.

Psychology of Climate Change

Manuel Riemer, associate professor in Laurier’s Department of Psychology and director of the Laurier Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action, is an expert on the engagement of young people in climate action. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x2982 or mriemer@wlu.ca.

Anne Wilson, professor in Laurier’s Department of Psychology, is an expert on motivations for environmentally sustainable behaviour and beliefs about climate change. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x3037 or awilson@wlu.ca.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070

E: kcrowley@wlu.ca

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