CSPS Virtual Café Series: Climate Literacy in the Public Service (TRN5-E26)

Product code: TRN5-E26

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November 06, 2023


2:30 pm to 3:30 pm (ET)

English, with interpretation in French

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Delivery method

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1 Hour



All public servants at all levels



The world is increasingly experiencing the impacts of climate change, and people are calling on their governments to take action. Climate literacy is an essential part of serving Canadians as it improves the ability of public servants to recognize how a changing climate affects their mandates and ability to deliver on them.

This informative event, moderated by Lawrence Hanson, Associate Deputy Minister at Environment and Climate Change Canada, marks the rollout of a new suite of climate literacy courses for public servants. The courses introduce how climate considerations affect the work done in the federal public service.

Participants will learn why climate literacy is globally relevant, and gain valuable insights into how climate change is reshaping industries, policies and our society at large.

This event will introduce new courses created by Environment and Climate Change Canada; they are available on the School’s learning platform:

Applying Climate Literacy Foundations (CHC101)

Contributing to a Net-Zero Canada (CHC102)

Adapting to a Changing Climate in Canada (CHC103)


Learn more about the CSPS Virtual Café Series.



  • Dr. Sarah Burch, PhD, Environmental Scientist, University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Robin Cox, PhD, Director, Resilience by Design Lab, Royal Roads University
  • Dr. James Meadowcroft, PhD, Department of Political Science and School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University



  • Lawrence Hanson, Associate Deputy Minister, Environment and Climate Change Canada


Date modified: 2023-03-20