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IDRC at the 2022 Conference of Montreal

IDRC is a proud partner of the 2022 Conference of Montreal and will participate in discussions on leading the net zero transition.
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This year, along with the International Economic Forum of the Americas, IDRC will co-host a panel on women’s leadership in the transition to low-carbon economies and a fireside chat on the readiness of global research to address new challenges.

This 28th edition of the conference will take place in a hybrid format from July 11–13, 2022, in Montreal.

Learn more about the Conference of Montreal and register 

Overview of IDRC sessions 

Wednesday July 13, 2022 | 11–11:50 pm 

Women’s leadership in the transition to low-carbon economies 


Moderated by Erin Tansey, Director, Sustainable Inclusive Economies, IDRC 

Gender equality is proving necessary to successful adaptation to climate change and the transition to low-carbon economies, not least because it unleashes women’s leadership. How are women leading in the transition to greener economies as heads of enterprises, organizations and community-led initiatives? How can solutions build from the household up and consider the unequal burden that women often bear as primary caregivers? How can today’s promising innovations secure a truly sustainable future on a global scale? 

Wednesday July 13, 2022 | 1:30–2 pm 

Beyond COVID-19: Is global research ready for the new challenges? 

Fireside chat  

Moderated by Julie Shouldice, Vice-President Strategy, Regions and Policy, IDRC 

Over the past two decades, infectious epidemic threats have emerged with greater frequency and scale of impact. They threaten our collective health security and are rolling back decades of global development progress. These epidemics have caused immeasurable damage in lost lives and livelihoods in addition to collateral impacts to local economies and healthcare systems, as well as disruptions to regional and global health security that represent new challenges. Moreover, the world now faces instabilities on all fronts such as climate change, politics and more.  To minimize the negative impacts of these changes, we need to rely on research and its findings, but is global research ready for the new challenges?