According to the UN, we have less than a decade to take clear action on climate change, otherwise, the planet will experience catastrophic effects that will be irreversible.
This week we discuss the growing anxiety and distress caused by the implications of climate change, the impact of COVID 19 impacts on climate action, and what’s needed to meet our 2030 goals towards SDG 13 with our guest Eddy Perez, International Climate Diplomacy Manager at Climate Action Network Canada.
Eddy Perez | International Climate Diplomacy Manager, Climate Action Network Canada
Eddy Pérez joined Climate Action Network Canada in January 2018 after working in Geneva with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and as a Climate Action Network International consultant. He is the International Climate Diplomacy Manager at Climate Action Network Canada. Eddy is a lecturer at the University of Montreal and teaches Climate justice and international cooperation. Eddy is an expert on climate diplomacy, analyzing and monitoring international climate negotiations, particularly on climate finance matters.
He chairs the G7 Climate and Energy WG within the G7 Global Taskforce. He sits on the Canadian Domestic Advisory Group (CEDAG) for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Eddy holds a Master of Science degree from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique du Québec (INRS). Eddy loves poetry and attributes part of his passion for climate justice to the work of Eduardo Galeano. One of his favourite quotes from this author is: “Recordar, from the Latin records, to pass back through the heart.”