As part of Environment North’s bimonthly seminar series on climate change adaptation, Dr. Stewart Cohen will be giving a presentation on “Bringing Research and Local Knowledge Together” on February 4. Dr. Cohen is the author of the book Climate Change in the 21st Century and has contributed to national reports on climate impacts and climate change adaptation in Canada and the United States. The seminar also features information from EarthCare Thunder Bay, and a discussion of local climate adaptation activities. It will be an opportunity to learn and to share ideas on climate change adaptation.

The event is on Tuesday February 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Waverley Library auditorium. It is cosponsored by Earthcare Thunder Bay, EcoSuperior, Bay Credit Union and Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites. For more information visit

Dr. Stewart Cohen Profile

book coverDr. Stewart J. Cohen is an adjunct professor with the Department of Forest Resources Management, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. His research interests are in climate change impacts and adaptation through shared learning between researchers and practitioners. Over a 30-year period, Dr. Cohen has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications, including case studies in the Great Lakes, Prairies, and British Columbia. From 1990-1997, he led the first climate change impact assessment of in the Arctic, the “Mackenzie Basin Impact Study.” In 2009, he completed a textbook, Climate Change in the 21st Century (with Melissa Waddell) published by McGill-Queens University Press. Dr. Cohen contributed to Canada’s first national climate change assessment report, “Canada Country Study,” as well as the 2007 National Assessment, and “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States” published in 2009. Since 1992, he has contributed to publications of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Currently, he is a member of the author team of the chapter “Foundations for Decision-Making” for the ongoing IPCC 5th Assessment Report on impacts and adaptation, due to be completed later this year.