Emerging from Emergency: From Local to Global

With the natural world and climate in crisis, the coming decade is critical for action. How do we emerge from emergency? How does local action contribute to international aspiration? How can taking action help alleviate climate grief? How can youth co-design our future? In this talk, Caroline will address these questions with practical examples of mentorship, storytelling, capacity-building, and knowledge-sharing. Caroline will draw from her experience co-founding a youth-led non-profit in Vancouver, BC and mobilizing youth at the United Nations COP25 on the international stage.

Caroline Merner is a climate communicator and environmental educator. She is the Co-Director of Climate Guides, a non-profit that engages and empowers youth addressing climate action. Caroline is also a Project Lead with Youth4Nature with a mandate to mobilize youth advocating for nature-based solutions. Caroline’s undergraduate thesis at Dalhousie University (ESS/IDS) focused on effective climate communication. Her past work with the federal government, environmental organizations, and DSUSO has taken her to the Canadian Arctic, Chile, Greenland, Peru, Poland, Spain, and the US, as a facilitator and international delegate. Caroline has been named a Young Women for Nature by Nature Canada, Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leader by Corporate Knights, and a Top 25 Under 25 Environmentalists by Starfish Canada.​


Lectures, Seminars




Ondaatje Hall, McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue



Additional Information

Part of the Winter 2020 ESS Lecture Series hosted by the College of Sustainability.


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