Catherine Abreu

 Climate Action Network Canada

Catherine is the Executive Director of Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat (CAN-Rac) Canada. Canada’s primary network of organizations working on climate change and energy issues, CAN-Rac is a coalition of more than 100 organizations operating from coast to coast to coast.  She is an internationally recognized, award-winning campaigner whose work centres on building powerful coalitions to advance transformative action on climate change. One of the world’s 100 most influential people in climate policy as named by Apolitical in 2019, she has over 15 years of experience campaigning on environmental issues including 7 years in the heart of the global climate movement.

My Sessions

The Future of Climate Change Policy – Maximizing Benefits Through a Whole-of-Society Approach

Room 106 E

REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE Climate change is drastically changing the way policymakers from all sectors need to approach the way we build and preserve healthy, safe and equitable societies – in Canada and abroad. Do we require an integrated approach to dealing with climate change? Does Canada’s ambition meet the urgency of […]


Closing Plenary Day 2: Tying It All Together: What Should Canada’s Foreign Policy Agenda Be?

Room 118

    The closing plenary will bring to the stage non-state leaders from four sub-sectors of Canadian foreign policy (aid, trade, diplomacy, security) to react to the Vision Statement and what they learned about the intersections of their interests through the Summit. They will also share their reflections on what is needed for non-state actors to influence the development […]

Diplomacy Humanitarian Aid Security Trade