Dr. Blair Feltmate: Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo.

Blair is the Head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo. Previous positions he has held include Vice President, Sustainable Development, Bank of Montreal; Director, Sustainable Development, OPG; Partner, Sustainable Investment Group/YMG Capital Management; and President, Sustainable Systems Associates. He has written textbooks on Sustainable Banking (University of Toronto Press), and Aquatic Ecology (CAB International). He is generally interviewed by the media 100-150 times per year.

Blair is Chair, Adaptation Committee, Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, Environment Canada (ECCC). He is a member of the Sustainable Finance Advisory Committee, Global Risk Institute. Blair is on the Advisory Board on Climate Change, Minister of Environment, Ontario. He was Chair, Government of Canada Expert Panel on Climate Adaptation, and Chair, Electricity Transmission and Distribution Adaptation Standard, Canadian Standards Association. He is former Chair of Pollution Probe, and he was Chair/Founding Member of the Sustainable Electricity Program, Canadian Electricity Association.

Blair was an NSERC Canada Post-Doctoral Fellow. He holds a Ph.D in Theoretical and Applied Ecology, Masters in Sustainable Development, Masters in Zoology, and a Hon. Bachelor’s in Life Sciences.