Title: Use Your Data to Mitigate Climate Change

Speaker: Brittany Salas and Elise Cannon of Sadu

Abstract: The applications of data driven solutions to the climate crisis can support the process by which individuals gain a greater understanding of their personal role in the climate crisis. Global emissions must drop to 50% by 2030 and another 50% by 2040 in order to achieve the net-zero emissions goals to keep the international community in line with the 1.5 degree limit set out by the IPCC Paris Agreement. While top down solutions to climate change like investment into leapfrog cleantech and regulatory changes are absolutely necessary these decisions can only be carried out by those who understand their individual role in the climate crisis. Not to mention, these changes need to take place at an unprecedented speed in order to achieve any sort of mitigation. The likelihood of achieving this goal will be greatly increased if individuals are incentivized to care for the climate out of a sense of personal well-being

Title: True North Data for Good: Canada’s Contribution to the Global Movement

Speaker: Joy Robson and Peter Kim of Data for Good Canada

Abstract: The year was 2012 and Data Without Borders was rebranding to DataKind. Joy Robson had a serious case of FOMO and wanted to put Canada on the Data for Social Good map — Maybe even launch DataKind, in Canada. Fast forward to 2021 and Data for Good is a going concern within Canada — Hosting and nurturing nine (9) active, coast-to-coast, Chapters (with two more eagerly awaiting in the wings). We are, truly, a national Not-for-Profit social purpose organization, and we’ve attracted over 10,000+ volunteers to our effort and our projects. Along with Joy, Peter Kim from the Vancouver DfG Chapter, will showcase their projects and answer your questions. Join us to hear the full story, as well as some meaningful, key insights, from the work.

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