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Mon, Apr 29


O'Born Room, National Arts Centre

Accelerating Science-Policy Integration: Timely Solutions for Plastic Pollution

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Time & Location

Apr 29, 2024, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

O'Born Room, National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1, Canada

About The Event

The panel focuses on closing the gap between scientific discovery and policy implementation in plastic pollution management. Drawing lessons from historical environmental challenges where delay hindered timely mitigation of impact - like acid rain and ozone depletion, we will discuss strategies to enhance collaboration between scientists and policymakers, ensuring that research informs actionable, effective policies without delay. The goal is to foster evidence-based, timely interventions that can mitigate the impacts of plastic pollution more effectively.


  • Marc D'Iorio, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Nathalie Tufenkji, Professor and Canada Research Chair, McGill University
  • Rick Smith, President, Canadian Climate Institute
  • Lynn Jacobs, Indigenous Leadership Initiative
  • Nicole Davidson, Director, Existing Substances Risk Assessment Program Health Canada

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