The Summit features six talks culminating in a panel discussion that will form the basis of the Summit communiqué.

The following speakers will provide Summit participants with a solid foundation for discussing how to resolve the dichotomy between the environment and the economy.

Robert Bateman Wildlife Artist
Elena Bennett Associate Professor in the School of Environment and Department of Natural Resources Science at McGill University
 Kai Chan Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair (tier 2) at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia
Robert Sandford Director of the Western Watersheds Research Collaborative and associate of the Centre for Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan
Daniel Simberloff Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Tennessee
Peter Victor Professor of Environmental Studies at York University

Special Guests
Summit Moderator: Peter Sale
United Nations University’s Institute for Water, Environment and Health
Panel Session Moderator: Paul Kennedy
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