Keynote speakers live stream
September 19 at 9.30am
Dr. Debra Roberts, eThekwini Municipality, Durban
Debra founded and heads the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department of
eThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa and is co-chair of the IPCC Working Group 2.
Her key responsibilities include ensuring that biodiversity, natural resoursebase and climate
change considerations influence all aspects of planning and development in the city.
Prof. John Robinson, University of Toronto
John Robinson is a Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and the School of the Environment, at the University of Toronto; an Honorary Professor with the Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability at The University of British Columbia; and an Adjunct Professor with the Copenhagen Business School, where he is leading the sustainability component of their campus redevelopment process. Prof. Robinson’s research focuses on the intersection of climate change mitigation, adaptation and sustainability; the use of visualization, modeling, and citizen engagement to explore sustainable futures; sustainable buildings and urban design; creating partnerships for sustainability with non-academic partners; and, generally, the intersection of sustainability, social and technological change, behaviour change, and community engagement processes.