The Summit featured six internationally renowned speakers who addressed Climate Change from different perspectives. The talks culminated in a panel discussion that formed the basis of the Summit communiqué.

The following speakers provided Summit participants with a solid foundation for discussing solutions for a warming world:


Stewart Elgie

Professor in Environmental Law
and Economics at the University
of Ottawa and Chair of Sustainable

Andy Heintzman

CEO and co-founder of Investeco


Elizabeth May

Leader of the Green Party of

David Miller

President & CEO, World Wildlife
Fund Canada

Catherine Potvin

Professor, Department of Biology,
McGill University

Nigel Roulet

Professor of Biogeosciences,
McGill University

Special Guests

Summit Moderator:

David Pearson

Laurentian University

Panel Session Moderator:

Paul Kennedy

CBC Radio