Fostering Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) in Canada

National Conversations

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.

Work

  • 2020-present Climate Caucus, Canada

Recent Publications

Bowman, T. & Morrison, D. (2021). Will the Canada-US climate meeting accelerate community engagement? OpEd for the National Observer, Canada, March 9, 2021. Retrieve from https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/03/09/opinion/will-canada-us-climate-meeting-accelerate-community-empowerment

Morrison, D. & Bowman, T. (In Press). 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.

Work

  • 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

As the Salish Sea is my home, I have extensive activity in this region. Please go to the Climate Action and Governance in the Salish Sea page to find out more about this work.