Fostering Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) in Canada
Over the past year, I have engaged more deeply with national policy analysts both in the Federal government, First Nations, and in community based organizations. I am now at the point where I am doing more formal briefings in these contexts. I thank both MLA Adam Olsen and MP Elizabeth May for their support in connecting me with folks across both Canadian and B.C. contexts. I'm also very excited about CAN-RAC's work on the Pathways to Zero ACE learning efforts for policy makers.
2020-present Climate Caucus, Canada
Morrison, D. & Bowman, T. (2021). Engaging the people in just climate action. Spring issue 2021, Saving Earth Magazine.
British Columbia Conversations and Network Building
There is an abundance of grassroots climate efforts across B.C.; however, in terms of ACE work there is little coordination. Having spent a few years to familiarize with those involved in this work currently, I have worked with Guy Dauncey, Heather Baitz, and Jane Devonshire to begin a BC based Climate Action Network to help foster such coordination.
BC Climate Action Network, with Guy Dauncey, Heather Baitz, and Jane Devonshire. Co-designed and planned initiation of a provincial grassroots network to coordinate and share learning and action around climate justice efforts. Launch meeting on January 23, 2021. https://bcclimateactionnetwork.ca/
2020-present BC Climate Alliance, Canada